Seminar: William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

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May 18, 2019


10:30 am - 4:30 pm


UCLA Law School, Room 2326
385 Charles E Young Dr. E
Los Angeles

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UCLA Law School, Room 2326

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In addition to this seminar, Daniel Lowenstein will be giving a lecture entitled, “Law and Mercy in The Merchant of Venice,” on May 16. For more information on this lecture, please visit the event page.


Registration for the seminar with Daniel Lowenstein is free and open to the public. However, because capacity is limited, advance enrollment is necessary. Enrollment will be primarily on a first come, first served basis, though preference is given to UCLA students and faculty members. Participants will be expected to obtain a copy of Measure for Measure (available free on the internet and, of course, in many inexpensive editions) and read it to be able to participate actively in the discussion. A pizza lunch will be delivered at the end of the 10:30 section. Light refreshment will be available at the 2:00 section. To enroll in either section, please e-mail Professor Daniel Lowenstein at Specify whether you can participate in the morning or afternoon seminar or either.


Daniel Lowenstein is Director of the Center for the Liberal Arts and Free Institutions (CLAFI) at UCLA, where he is also an Emeritus Professor of Law.  He served as Deputy Secretary of State of California under Jerry Brown from 1971-75 and as the first chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission from 1975-79.  In 1979 he joined the UCLA law faculty, where he became the first American law professor to specialize in election law.  He authored Election Law: Cases and Materials, the first twentieth century textbook on the subject, in 1995.  It is now in its sixth edition, with co-authors.  Lowenstein has also published articles on election law subjects including campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting, political parties, initiative elections, and political bribery, in numerous law journals.  He has also taught courses in Law and Literature and has published literary commentary, including articles on The Merchant of Venice.