Alfred L. Brophy (University of North Carolina, School of Law), “The Sources and Nature of Antebellum Jurisprudence: Thomas Reade Roots Cobb’s An Inquiry into the Law of Negro Slavery.”
Commentators: Daniel Hamilton (University of Illinois, College of Law) and Dylan Penningroth (Northwestern University, Department of History; American Bar Foundation)Session 2
William E. Forbath (University of Texas, School of Law), “Jews, Law, and Identity Politics.” [We got a glimpse of this project at much earlier stage when Forbath joined us as a guest blogger -- check out his posts here.]Session 3
Commentators: Ajay Mehrotra (Indiana University, School of Law) and Karen Tani (University of California, Berkeley, Law School)
Kunal Parker (University of Miami, School of Law), “Immigrants and Other Foreigners in America, 1600 - 2000.Session 4
Commentators: Laura F. Edwards (Duke University, History Department) and Allison Brownell Tirres (DePaul University, College of Law)
Sophia Lee (University of Pennsylvania Law School), “‘Their Individual Rights and Liberties as Free Men’: The Workplace Constitutions Intertwine.”Christopher Schmidt (ABF/Chicago Kent College of Law) organized the event. For other ABF legal history programming, follow the link.
Commentators: James Sparrow (University of Chicago, Department of History) and Christopher Tomlins (University of California, Irvine, School of Law)