The Ambedkar Law Lectures is an annual communitywide two-lecture series supported by the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar endowment at Columbia Law School. Delivered by prominent scholars of public law and other students of politics, the lectures aim to further our understanding of justice, democracy, equality, development, and governance from historical, comparative, and philosophical perspectives. The Ambedkar Law Lectures are named in honor of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, an influential Indian political thinker and anti-colonial activist who studied at Columbia University and played a central part in framing the Constitution of independent India.

The Ambedkar Law Lectures are chaired by Columbia Law School Professors Jamal Greene, Madhav Khosla, and Jedediah Purdy.

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Lectures from 2022

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Historical Injustice, Agency, and Resentment, Pratap Bhanu Mehta and David Bromwich

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Historical Injustice, Agency, and Resentment, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Jamal Greene, and Katharina Pistor