Lawrence Cappello

Lawrence Cappello is an Assistant Professor of U.S. Legal and Constitutional History at The University of Alabama. He received his PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

He is the author of None of Your Damn Business: A History of Privacy in the United States (University of Chicago Press). His essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Nation, and The Hill.


Past Olios with Lawrence Cappello


Know Your Rights! A Constitutional History of American Protest

Venue: None

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

Aug. 13, 2020, 7 p.m.

Reproductive Rights & Morality Law

Venue: None

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

June 16, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Regulating Business in a Capitalist Society

Venue: None

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

June 9, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Think Olio Goes to Law School

Venue: None

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

May 26, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Poor Men Are Not Free Men

Venue: None

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

April 19, 2020, 7 p.m.

The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Two-Part Olio Series

Venue: None

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

April 12, 2020, 7 p.m.

The Imperial Presidency

Venue: None

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

Feb. 24, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Modern Privacy: Reclaiming Our Self Narratives

Venue: Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

Oct. 4, 2019, 7 p.m.

The 2nd Amendment Explained

Venue: Berg'n

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

March 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

New Year’s House Party | Remembering 1919 – A Hellish Year

Venue: Living Room

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

Dec. 28, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

How to Talk About Privacy (Without Sounding Like a Conspiracy Theorist)

Venue: Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

May 18, 2018, 7 p.m.

Olio Seminar | Humans and Technology: A History

Venue: WeWork // 205 Hudson

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

April 12, 2018, 7 p.m.

Rise of the Factory, Death of the Artisan

Venue: WeWork // 205 Hudson

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

April 12, 2018, 7 p.m.

Prohibition and the Brave Americans Who Kept Drinking Anyway

Venue: Nowadays

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

April 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Know Your Rights? Where is the Right to Privacy in the U.S. Constitution?

Venue: Orrick

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

Nov. 28, 2017, 7 p.m.

1950s & Nostalgia: In Search of Greatness in the "Golden Age"

Venue: Atlas Studios // Newburgh, NY

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

Aug. 26, 2017, 7 p.m.

*Olio House Party* ​In Search of Greatness in the 1950s: Greatness For All?

Venue: Bed Stuy Brownstone

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

July 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

The Legal Roots of Reproductive Rights and the Birth Of Planned Parenthood

Venue: Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

June 2, 2017, 7 p.m.

Where is the Right to Privacy in the U.S. Constitution, Exactly?

Venue: WeWork Dumbo Heights

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

Oct. 25, 2016, 7 p.m.


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