17th Annual Philip Pro Lecture in Legal History New Democracy: Law Reform and Statebuilding in Progressive-Era America


Mar. 21, 2022, 11:19pm to 11:19pm

Office/Remote Location

Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility and Virtual


Years before Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, American governance was transformed with vast implications for social and economic life. A series of momentous legal reforms pioneered by progressives in areas like public utility, public administration, and legislative regulation increasingly displaced nineteenth-century traditions of local self-government and common-law rule-making.  This legal revolution ushered in modern approaches to regulation, government, and statecraft with which many Americans remain profoundly unreconciled to this very day. Approved for 1 Nevada CLE credit

Professor William J. Novak


6–6:05 p.m.: Welcome and Introductions
6:05–7 p.m.: Program
7–7:15 p.m.: Questions and Answers



This program is free.

Admission Information

Registration is required

Contact Information

William S. Boyd School of Law
Debra Gorov