The 2008 Fulton Lecture in Legal History: Gerhard Casper, "Forswearing Allegiance"
Each year the Law School holds the Maurice and Muriel Fulton Lecture in Legal History. Created in 1985, the Fulton lecture brings a prominent legal historian to campus to discuss an issue in legal history. The 2008 lecture, presented on May 1, featured the return to Chicago of Professor Gerhard Casper, former Dean of the Law School (as well as President Emeritus of Stanford University). Professor Casper discussed the requirement that new citizens of the United States abjure prior allegiances and the way that requirement reflects upon historical concepts of citizenship.
Video of the lecture is embedded below, or you may download a .mov or .mp3 file; a written version of the lecture is also available. Transcripts and recordings of past Fulton lectures are available on the Law School website.