The Generational Cycle — Part Two

Gerard Magliocca

Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Professor Magliocca is the author of three books and over twenty articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford, his law degree from Yale, and joined the faculty after two years as an attorney at Covington and Burling and one year as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Magliocca has received the Best New Professor Award and the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor) from the student body, and in 2008 held the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Research Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2013.

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2 Responses

  1. Bruce Boyden says:

    Gerard, I’ll be interested to read your paper. To follow up on my skeptical comment from yesterday, the pattern of generational turnover causing tension within a movement sounds right to me. I can think of other examples, e.g. the Puritans in Massachusetts, who started facing internal turmoil over religious restrictions in the 1660s if I recall correctly; and there’s the well-known phenomenon of 2nd-generation immigrants clashing with their parents. I guess where I’m still skeptical is that this reaction is cyclical, resulting in a well-defined periodicity of major disputes.

  2. Gerard Magliocca says:


    I was going to mention the 2nd generation immigrant “revolt” point. It’s an interesting observation, though I’m not sure how robust that phenomenon is.