Barbara Fried

18th Annual Bell Distinguished Lectureship in Law to Feature Barbara Fried

Stanford Law School Professor to speak April 9 at The College of Wooster

27 March, 2015 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio – Barbara Fried, professor of law at Stanford Law School, will present "Facing Up to Scarcity" at the 18th Annual Bell Distinguished Lectureship in Law on Thursday, April 9, at The College of Wooster. The free public lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Severance Hall, Room 009 (943 College Mall). A dessert reception will precede the lecture.

Fried received her bachelor of art, master’s and JD from Harvard University. Her scholarly interests lie at the intersection of law, economics, and philosophy. She has written extensively on questions of distributive justice, in the areas of tax policy, property theory and political theory. She is also the author of a path-breaking intellectual biography of Robert Hale, one of the leading legal realists.

In addition, she is a three-time winner of the John Bingham Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching. She regularly teaches the Legal Studies Workshop at Stanford Law School, an interdisciplinary student-faculty workshop designed for law students interested in pursuing academic careers, as well as contracts, modern American legal thought, tax, and advanced seminars in law and moral/political theory. She has twice been a visiting professor of law at New York University Law School.

Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1987, Fried practiced as an associate with the New York City law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and served as a law clerk to Judge J. Edward Lumbard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

The Bell Distinguished Lectureship in Law was endowed in 1999 by Jennie M. Bell and Samuel H. Bell, a 1947 College of Wooster graduate and a Federal Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The purpose is to engage students, faculty, members of the legal profession, and members of the community in a legal issue that has broad implications for society. The Bells hope, by way of this lectureship, to bring the best minds of the legal profession to Wooster students and the local community. This lectureship also joins their long-held affection for the law and faith in the values derived from a liberal arts education.

The Bell Lectureship is sponsored by The Bell Distinguished Lectureship in Law Fund and The College of Wooster's Pre-Law Advising Program. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2380) or e-mail.