[It is always an honor for me to post the schedule for the Elizabeth Battelle Clark Legal History Series at the Boston University School of Law, as I also revere the memory of Betsy Clark, who was my senior in Princeton’s graduate history program and predecessor as a legal history fellow at Wisconsin Law. If you’ve never read her "'The Sacred Rights of the Weak’: Pain, Sympathy, and the Culture of Individual Rights in Antebellum America,” Journal of American History 82 (1995): 463-93, you really should.
[In Fall 2014, the series is directed by Professor Anna di Robilant. It usually meets Wednesdays, 4:20-6:20.]
(Friday), September 26th, William E. Forbath, Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law, University of Texas, Austin School of Law, "The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution".
October 1st, Josh Chafetz, Professor of Law, Cornell University School of Law, "The Personnel Power".
October 15th, Christopher L. Tomlins, Professor of Law, University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, "Revulsions of Capital. The Politics of Law and Slavery in the Age of the Turner Rebellion, Virginia 1829-1832".
October 29th, Tamar Herzog, Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor, Harvard University, "Defining Imperial Spaces: How South America became a Contested Territory."
November 12th, Lauren A. Benton, Professor of History and Silver Professor, New York University, "Protection, the Imperial Constitution, and the British Global Order, 1790-1850".
November 19th, James Q. Whitman, Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law, Yale Law School, "Presumption of Innocence/Presumption against Punishment: Two Western Modes of Justice."