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News Posted on August 4, 2017

Professor Larson Cited in New Yorker on Baby Naming

Research by Professor Carlton Larson is cited in an essay on baby naming published in The New Yorker. The article, written by Lauren Collins, cites Larson’s “Naming Baby: The Constitutional Dimensions of Parental Naming Rights,” published in the George Washington Law Review, to note that in the United States the selection of a child’s name falls within “a legal universe that has scarcely been mapped, full of strange lacunae, spotty statutory provisions, and patchy, inconsistent case law.”

Carlton Larson's research interests focus on constitutional law and legal history, with a strong emphasis on the 18th century.