2020 Philip Pro Lecture in Legal History


Feb. 10, 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Thomas & Mack Moot Court


As George Washington waited for the Constitutional Convention to begin in Philadelphia in 1787, he heard a lecture by Eliza Harriot O'Connor at the University of Pennsylvania. O'Connor represented a vision of female genius in the Age of the Constitution. O'Connor and other reformers believed that the absence of female education was solely responsible for female non-participation in governance. Professor Bilder will argue that the Constitution was tolerant of this belief in female genius and female inclusion in the political state. 

Reception to follow

1 CLE credit pending

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register here.

Contact Information

Haya Whang

External Sponsor

UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and UNLV History Department