Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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, George Mason University, Catholic University of America, and Georgetown University.

The next meeting of the D.C. Area Legal History Roundtable will be hosted by the Federal Judicial Center on Friday, March 25 at the Thurgood Marshal Federal Judiciary Building, located next to Union Station (One Columbus Circle, NE). To be included on the building access list, please RSVP to Ryan Rowberry: rrowberry@fjc.gov or 202.502.4082.

12:00-12:50 Brown-bag lunch (drinks will be provided)

12:50-1:40
“Plaintiffs vs. Privateers: Litigation and Foreign Affairs in Federal Courts, 1816-1825”
Kevin Arlyck, Supreme Court Clerk (Justice Sotomayor)

Comment: Gautham Rao, Rutgers University-Newark

1:40-2:30
“The Abolition of Federal Circuit Courts and the Course of Judicial Reform in the Early Twentieth Century”
Daniel S. Holt, Federal Judicial Center

Comment: Russell Wheeler, Brookings Institution

2:40-3:30
“A History of Habeas Corpus: Issues for Teachers and Practicing Lawyers”
William Wiecek, Syracuse University College of Law

3:30-4:20
“Book Presentation: Biography of William Howard Taft”
Jonathan Lurie, Rutgers University- Newark (emeritus)

Image Credit: William H. Taft, 1912

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