Legal History Workshop
The Legal History Workshop, presented by Professors William Novak and Martha Jones, features presentations by leading scholars from around the country who work in this interdisciplinary field. Presentations will focus on legal developments in social, political, intellectual, and cultural context, exploring a range of substantive and methodological questions arising in the course of legal-historical work. All sessions meet on Tuesdays from 4:10-6:10 p.m. in South Hall, Room 0220, unless otherwise noted. Individual presentation papers are circulated one week in advance and may be obtained by contacting Dara Faris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Legal History Workshops
Daniel Crane, Frederick Paul Furth, Sr. Professor of Law, University of Michigan
"The Dissociation of Incorporation and Regulation in the Progressive Era and New Deal"
Herbert Hovenkamp, Ben and Dorothy Willie Chair, University of Iowa College of Law
"The Opening of American Law: Neoclassical Legal Thought, 1870-1970"
Meeting together with LAW 651: Economic Analysis of Law
Naomi Lamoreaux, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics & History, Yale University
"Contractual Freedom and the Evolution of Corporate Governance in Britain, 1862 to 1929”
John G.H. Hudson, William W. Cook Global Law Professor, University of Michigan
"Maitland and Austin: Legal Philosophy and Legal History in Nineteenth-Century England"
Fall break—No session
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, Stanford University
Gary Gerstle, James G. Stahlman Professor of American History, Vanderbilt University
"Exemption, Surrogacy, Voluntarism: Strategies of Liberal Governance in America, 1860-1920"
Barry Cushman, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law, Notre Dame University
"Carolene Products and Constitutional Structure"
Catherine Fisk, Chancellor's Professor of Law, University of California-Irvine
"Authors at Work: A Socio-Legal History of Writing for Hire in Twentieth Century Film, Television, and Advertising"
William J. Novak, University of Michigan Law School
"The Public Utility Idea and the Origins of Modern Business Regulation"
Laura Phillips Sawyer, Harvard Newcomen Fellow, Harvard Business School
"Institutional Economics and Managed Competition, 1920-1940"