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.
2013-14 Schedule

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

Sept 18: Daniel Ernst, Professor of Law, Georgetown University, “Chief Justice Hughes and Administrative Law, 1930-1941” (excerpts from forthcoming book)
Comment: Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Sept 25: Karen Tani, Assistant Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley Law,  “The ‘Indian Problem’: Welfare, Rights, and Citizenship in the Wake of the New Deal” (excerpts from book manuscript)
Comment: Lucie White, Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Oct. 9: Risa Goluboff, John Allan Love Professor of Law and Professor of History, University of Virginia, “People out of Place: The Sixties, the Supreme Court, and Vagrancy Law” (excerpts from forthcoming book)
Comment: Lisa McGirr, Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University

Oct 16:  Serena Mayeri, Professor of Law and History, University of Pennsylvania, “Status of Marriage: Marital Supremacy Challenged and Remade, 1960-2000” (excerpts from forthcoming book)
Comment: Michael Klarman, Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Oct 23: Jane de Hart, Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of History, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Pursuing Equality” (excerpts from forthcoming book)
Comment:  Nancy Cott, Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History, Department of History, Harvard University

Oct 30:  Daniel Sharfstein, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University, “West from Reconstruction: Struggles Over Liberty and Equality, 1865-74”

Feb 26, 2014 (Note different location: 5 pm in WCC 3015):   Sara Mayeux, HLS Berger-Howe Fellow in Legal History, “The Progressive-Era Public Defender Idea” 

April 10, 2014 (location TBA):  Hendrik  Hartog, Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and LibertyProfessor of History, Princeton University, "Imagining Gibbons v. Ogden without the Commerce Clause: A Sketch" 

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