Workshops and Lectures
Legal History Colloquium
All workshops are from 5:00-6:30 pm in Hauser Hall 105.
Thursday, February 5
Christopher Schmidt, Chicago-Kent
Thursday, February 19
Kristin Collins, Boston University
"Administering Marriage: Marriage-Based Entitlements, Bureaucracy, and the Legal Construction of the Family"
Thursday, February 26
Keith Whittington, Princeton
Friday, March 6 (lunch)
Bernie Jones, Suffolk
"Fathers of Conscience"
Thursday, March 19
Thursday, April 23
All workshops are from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in Hauser Hall 105. Refreshments will be served.
- Thursday, September 11
Charles Donahue, Harvard Law School
"Law, Marriage, and Society in the Later Middles Ages"
- Thursday, October 16
Kara Swanson, Harvard Law School
"The Bureaucracy of Genius: Private Rights and the Public Interest in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. Patent System"
- Thursday, November 6
Sanford Levinson, University of Texas School of Law
"Thomas Ruffin and the Politics of Public Honor: Political Change and the 'Creative Destruction' of Public Space" and "Morton Horwitz and the Rule of Law"
- Thursday, November 20
Elizabeth Borgwardt, Washington University in St. Louis, History Department
"The Rise and the Rise of the 1948 'Nuremberg Principles'"
All workshops are from 5:00-6:30 pm in Hauser Hall 105. Refreshments will be served.
- Thursday, February 28
William Forbath, University of Texas Law School
Title: "Courting the State: Law and the Making of the Modern American State "
- Thursday, March 13
Hendrik Hartog, Princeton University
Title: "Planning for Old Age "
- Thursday, April 3
Dalia Tsuk Mitchell, George Washington University Law School
Title: "Corporate Directors: Trustees, Representatives, Agents"
- Thursday, April 10
Cynthia Nicoletti, Berger Fellow, Harvard Law School
Title: "The American Civil War as a Trial by Battle"
- Monday, April 14
Owen Williams, Berger Fellow, Harvard Law School
Title: "Lincoln's Justices: Democratic Politicians in Republican Robes"
All workshops are from 5:00-6:30 pm in Hauser Hall 102. Refreshments will be served.
- Thursday, September 20
Paul Halliday, History and G. Edward White, Law, University of Virginia
Title: "The Suspension Clause: English Text, Imperial Contexts, and American Implications"
- Thursday, October 18
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Law, University of Virginia
Title: "Seeking Redress in the Streets: The Student Movement's Challenge to Pragmatism and Legal Liberalism, 1960-1968"
- Thursday, November 8
Sanford Levinson, University of Texas Law School
Title: "Three Types of Constitutional Crises"
- Thursday, November 29
Dylan Penningroth, Northwestern University
Tentative Title: "African American Divorce in Virginia and Washington DC, 1865-1930"
- Tuesday, September 19
Faculty Lounge, Second Floor, Hauser Hall
Mary Sarah Bilder, Boston College Law School
"The Corporate Origins of Judicial Review" (forthcoming, Yale Law Journal)
- Monday, October 9
Claire Priest, Northwestern University Law School
"Creating an American Property Law: Alienability and its Limits in American History" (forthcoming, Harvard Law Review)
- Monday, October 16
Wesley M. Oliver, Widener University School of Law
"Magistrates' Examinations, Police Interrogations and Miranda-Like Warnings in Nineteenth Century New York" (forthcoming, Tulane Law Review)
- Monday, November 6
James A. Brundage, University of Kansas
"Legal Ethics: A Medieval Ghost Story"
- Monday, December 4
Diana Williams, Harvard University
"'Religion Law' vs. Civil Law: Interracial Marriage and Jurisdictional Conflicts in Pre-Civil War Louisiana."
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All sessions run from 4:40 to 6:00 p.m. in the Hauser Hall Faculty Lounge. Refreshments are served at 4:25 p.m.
- Monday, February 5
Sally Hadden, Florida State University
"Joseph Bennett, a Legal Tourist in Boston, 1740"
- Monday, March 12
Lucy Salyer, University of New Hampshire
"The Reconstruction of American Citizenship: Fenians and the Expatriation Crisis of the 1860's"
- Thursday, April 5
Mark Graber, University of Maryland
"The New Fiction: Dred Scott and the Language of Judicial Authority"; and "Politics Lost: The Road to Neutral Principles"
- Thursday, April 12
Jedediah Purdy, Duke University Law School
"Property and Empire: Rereading Johnson v. M'Intosh"
Last modified: October 15, 2011