Thursday, August 28, 2008

DC Area Legal History Roundtable

The D.C. Area Legal History Roundtable is an informal gathering of scholars who live or work in and around Washington, D.C. It first met in 2006 at George Washington University Law School and later at the law schools of American University and the Catholic University of America. It will reconvene on Friday, September 19, 2008, at the Georgetown University Law Center. The two-panel program appears below; abstracts, papers, and information on registration and other matters are here.

STATE-BUILDING AND CITIZENSHIP IN AMERICA, 1763-1920
Friday, September 19, 2008
Noon-4:00

Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-2075

Customs and Commerce in Antebellum America

Alexander Hamilton and the Problem of Revenue in the Age of the American Revolution
Gautham Rao, University of Chicago

Policy Entrepreneurship and the Warehousing Act of 1846
Phillip W. Magness, George Mason University

Comments:
Lawrence Peskin, Morgan State University
James May, Washington College of Law, American University

Moderator: Adam Mossoff, George Mason University Law School

Citizenship and Protest: Puerto Rican Workers and American Suffragettes

A Rightless Status for Puerto Ricans: The Twilight of U.S. Citizenship, 1909-1917
Sam Erman, University of Michigan

Parades, Pickets, and Prison: Alice Paul and the Virtues of Unruly Constitutional Citizenship
Lynda G. Dodd, Washington College of Law, American University

Comments:
Daniel Ernst, Georgetown University Law Center
Robyn Muncy, University of Maryland

Moderator: Tanya Hernandez, George Washington University Law School

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