Legal History Workshop Archive
The Legal History Workshop, presented by Professors Martha Jones and William Novak, 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.
February 5, 2013
Al Brophy, University of North Carolina Law School
"University, Court, and Slave: Proslavery Thought and Jurisprudence in the Old South"
February 19, 2013
Leigh Ann Wheeler, Binghamton University
"'Are You Free to Read, See, and Hear?': Creating Consumer Rights Out of the First Amendment, 1940s-1960s"
February 26, 2013
Felice Batlan, Chicago-Kent Law School
"Gendering Legal Aid: Lawyers, Social Workers, and the Poor, 1863-1960"
March 19, 2013
Karen Tani, UC Berkley Law School
"Administering Citizenship: The 'Indian Problem' in the Age of the Federal Grant"
March 26, 2013
Paul Brand, All Souls College, Oxford
"Cui in vita sua contradicere non potuuit: Husbands, Wives, and Power Within the Family in Thirteenth Century England"
April 2, 2013
Christine Desan, Harvard Law School
"Making Modern Money: Producing the Private as a Matter of Public Design"
April 9, 2013
Steven Pincus, Yale University Department of History
"The Interventionist State: Wars and State Formation in Britain and its Empire"
April 16, 2013
Elizabeth Hinton, University of Michigan Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and Society of Fellows
"Urban Policy as Crime Policy: The End of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration and the Rise of the Modern Carceral Complex"
January 31, 2012
Michael Vorenberg, Brown University
"Birth, Belief, and Blood: Allegiance, Law, and the American Civil War"
February 14, 2012
Chris Schmidt, Chicago-Kent Law School
"Divided by Law: The Sit-Ins, Legal Ambiguity, and the Role of the Courts in the Civil Rights Movement"
February 21, 2012
Nick Parillo, Yale Law School
"Against the Profit Motive: The Transformation of American Government, 1780-1940"
March 6, 2012
Sophia Lee, Penn Law School
"The Workplace Constitution: Race, Labor, and Conservative Politics from the New Deal to the New Right"
March 13, 2012
Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School
"Civil Liberties After 1937—The Justices and the Theories"
March 20, 2012
Adriaan Lanni, Harvard Law School
"Law and Order in Classical Athens"
March 27, 2012
John Hudson, University of St. Andrews/Michigan Law
April 3, 2012
Veronica Santarosa, Michigan Law
"Financing Long-Distance Trade Without Banks: The Joint Liability Rule and Bills of Exchange in 18th-Century France"
April 10, 2012
Sara McDougall, CUNY/John Jay College
"Husbands, Wives, and Adultery in Late-Medieval France"
Fall 2010 schedule
September 20, 2010
University of Michigan, Department of Political Science
September 27, 2010
University of Southern California School of Law
September 30, 2010
Columbia University, Department of History
October 11, 2010
New York University, Department of History
October 25, 2010
U.S. Supreme Court Clerk
November 1, 2010
MIT Department of History
November 8, 2010
Yale Law School
November 22, 2010
University of Pennsylvania Law School
November 29, 2010
NYU Law School
December 6, 2010
Yale University Law School