Law and History Workshop

The law and history workshop is intended to facilitate interaction and scholarship about law and history among interested faculty and students.  Members of the law school faculty are invited to attend, along with faculty across campus and interested students. Papers on a variety of legal history-related topics are discussed at the workshop. For more information, please contact Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin or Professor Kenneth W. Mack, co-conveners of the workshop. The schedule is outlined below.
2014-2015 Schedule

5:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. in Wasserstein (WCC) 4059

Sept. 16: Lea Vandervelde, Josephine Witte Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law, “Aspects of Slavery on the Antebellum Frontier”

Sept. 23: Alison LaCroix, Professor of Law and Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Teaching Scholar, University of Chicago Law School,  “The Inter-bellum Constitution: Federalism in the Long Founding Moment”

Oct. 7:  James Shaw, Senior Lecturer in History, The University of Sheffield, “The Form is the Cloak, Not the Spirit: Equity in Early Modern Venetian Contract Disputes”

Oct 28:  Amalia Kessler, Lewis Talbot and Nadine Hearn Shelton Professor of International Legal Studies, Stanford Law School, “The Freedmen’s Bureau Exception: The Triumph of Due (Adversarial) Process and the Dawn of Jim Crow”

Nov. 4:  Maeve Glass, Harvard Law School Berger-Howe Legal History Fellow, “Towards a New Account of Antebellum State Citizenship: Massachusetts and the Search for Equal Protection”

Nov. 11: Julia Ott, Associate Professor of History, The New School for Social Research, “The Small Investor and the Regulatory State in the Progressive Era”

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