The egalitarian free labor promise of the 13th amendment to the US Constitution


Chancellor Day Hall Maxwell Cohen Moot Court (NCDH 100), 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

As part of Black History Month, a Slavery and the Law Seminar with Rebecca Zietlow, Charles W. Fornoff Professor of Law and Values at the University of Toledo College of Law, on the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude in the US Constitution.

Prof. Zietlow is the author of The Forgotten Emancipator: James Mitchell Ashley and the Ideological Origins of Reconstruction (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), and Enforcing Equality: Congress, the Constitution and the Protection of Individual Rights (New York University Press 2006)

This conference will be taking place as part of a Constitutional Law plenary (Profs. Sheppard, Poirier, and Walters). For this reason, registration is required for anyone not enrolled in that course. RSVP at [at]

Organized by the Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development, and the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory.