Thursday, January 25, 2007

Penn/Chicago Symposium on Law and Political Development in Modern America

Law and Political Development in Modern America

The Penn Legal History Consortium, in conjunction with University of Chicago History Department, proudly invites you to a conference on Friday, February 23, 2007 to examine some of the best new work in American law and Political development. This cutting edge field has produced some of the most innovative scholarship in American history and forged new and important connections between legal and historical research and analysis.

The conference will include major new work by younger as well as senior scholars in the field, including Risa Goluboff(University of Virginia), Serena Mayeri (Penn Law), Felicia Kornbluh(Duke), Jane Dailey (Johns Hopkins), Martha Jones (Michigan), and Erika Lee (Minnesota). The conference, which will be held at the beautiful new McNeil Center For Early American Studies (across the street from Penn Law School), is designed to be intimate and highly substantive. Among the topics the papers will examine are: the intersection of race and gender in 20th century domestic law and policy, the relationship of law to modern social movements, and questions of citizenship and American law from a transnational perspective. Keynoting the conference will be William Novak of the University of Chicago.

For further information including hotel and travel planning, please contact Anna Gavin,