The program for the Policy History Conference to be held in Nashville, June 1-4 is here. The prize for best title goes to "That '70s Panel," which includes a paper by W. Elliot Brownlee, University of California, Santa Barbara, "Taxation in the United States since 1945: Was there a 'Neo-liberal' Revolution in the 1970s and 1980s?"
We encourage you to browse the entire program, as it includes too much of interest to legal historians list here. That said, we were pleased to see papers by Anne Fleming, Georgetown University Law Center (“Expertise without Activism: The Russell Sage Foundation and Consumer Lending”) and Smita Ghosh, University of Pennsylvania (“Managing Borders in the Post-Civil Rights Era”) as well as the following panels:
Policymaking in the Human Rights Context, with Clara Altman, Federal History Office, chairing and commenting on papers from Tim Lovelace, Indiana University Maurer School of Law; Joanna Grisinger, Northwestern University; and Ronald Williams II.
Making Markets: Rethinking the Late-Twentieth-Century Regulatory State, chaired by Quinn Mulroy, Northwestern University, with a comment from Edward Balleisen, Duke University, on papers by Charles Halvorson, Columbia University; David Reinecke, Princeton University; Jefferson Decker, Rutgers University; and Rebecca Shimoni Stoil, Johns Hopkins University.
Race, Courts and Politics in the Nineteenth Century, with papers by Alphonso Gwendoline, Fairfield University; Kevin Arlyck, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Jeffrey Jenkins, University of Virginia; and Michael Brown, University of California, Santa Cruz.
People's Welfare at 20: A Roundtable on William J. Novak's Pioneering History of the Early American State, with remarks from Kate Masur, Northwestern University; Gautham Rao, American University; Karen Tani, University of California-Berkeley, School of Law; Kyle Volk, University of Montana; and a response from William Novak, University of Michigan Law School.
Patterns in Twentieth-Century Legal Thought, with Jefferson Decker, Rutgers University, chairing and commenting on papers by Logan Sawyer, University of Georgia School of Law; Sarah Seo, Princeton University; and Erik Erlandson, University of Virginia.
Mechanisms of Policy Diffusion in the American Context, with a comment by Brett Flehinger, Harvard University on papers by Amy Wallhermfechtel, Saint Louis University (on state Right-to-Work campaigns); Victoria Saker Woeste, American Bar Foundation (on agricultural regulation); and Sean Seyer, University of Kansas (on international standards and domestic aviation).
Information about reserving a hotel room and registering for the conference is here. Note especially that April 17, 2016
is the deadline for hotel reservations at the conference rate and that April 30, 2016 is the deadline for conference registration at the early-bird rate. March 15, 2016 is the deadline to apply for the Hugh Davis Graham Award.
Update: Links fixed!