Thursday, April 24, 2008

Legal History at the Law & Society Association conference

There are many legal history-related panels at the upcoming annual meeting of the Law and Society Association in Montreal, May 29-June 1. A search of the on-line program turns up thirty-nine panels. Here are a sampling:

Thu, May 29 - 8:15am - 10:00am
Citizenship and Localism, 1800-1860: Judges, Legislators, and Administrators vs. Slaves, Native Americans, and Widows

Session Participants:
Citizen Soldiers and Weeping Widows: Locating Social Citizenship in Early Nineteenth-Century America
Kristin Collins (Boston University)
From Legislation to Extermination: How the Military and State and Federal Legislators Opened the Door to the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1860
Benjamin L Madley (Yale University)
The Civil War as a Trial by Battle: Federal Supremacy and Secession Ideology among Ex-Confederates
Cynthia Nicoletti (University of Virginia)
The People's Courts: Indian Lands in Mississippi (1832), Slavery in Kentucky (1849), and the Adoption of Judicial Elections
Jed Shugerman (Harvard University), Benjamin L Madley (Yale University), Kristin Collins (Boston University)

Fri, May 30 - 8:15am - 10:00am
Allegiance and Citizenship in American Law
Session Participants:

Chair/Discussant: Kitty Calavita (University of California, Irvine)
Military Service and the Obligations of United States Citizenship: The Interwar Cases
Candice Bredbenner (Arizona State University)
Sacrifice and Civic Membership: Who Earns Rights, and When?
Julie Novkov (University at Albany, SUNY)
Crossing Borders: Fenians and the Expatriation Crisis of the 1860s
Lucy E. Salyer (University of New Hampshire)

Fri, May 30 - 8:15am - 10:00am

The Law of Race in the Americas in Historical and Contemporary Contexts

Session Participants:
Chair: Laura E. Gomez (University of New Mexico)
Race and the Shaping of US Immigration Policy
Donald S. Dobkin (Fakhoury Law Group)
Determining the Indeterminable: An Examination of Determining Race in Brazil for Purposes of Affirmative Action in Higher Education and Racial Determination Cases in the United States
Wendy Greene (Samford University)
Law, Race, and Slavery in the Americas
Ariela Gross (University of Southern California), Alejandro De la Fuente (University of Pittsburgh)
Between Social Movements and Identity: The Case of the Indigenous Urban Multi-Ethnic Cabildo; The Chibcariwak in Colombia
David Restrepo Amariles (European Academy of Legal Theory)

Fri, May 30 - 8:15am - 10:00am

Regulating Difference in Comparative Perspective: Historical Contexts

Session Participants:

Chair: Leslie Thielen-Wilson (University of Toronto)
Judicial Review in Kingdom and Dominions: Statutory Review, Colonialism, and First Peoples in Comparative Perspective
David A. Bateman (University of Pennsylvania)
Fanny Hill and Worse: Regulating Moral and Religious Expression in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1820-40
Lyndsay Campbell (University of California, Berkeley)
Blacks and Indians before the Antebellum U.S. Supreme Court
Leslie F. Goldstein (University of Delaware)
Colonialism, Co-option, or Co-operation? Saskatchewan's Aboriginal and Natural Resources Policies in North (1930-1964)
Nicole C. O'Byrne (University of Victoria)

Fri, May 30 - 10:15am - 12:00pm
Author Meets Reader--"The Battle for Welfare Rights: Politics and Poverty in Modern America," by Felicia Kornbluh

Session Participants:
Chair: Julie Nice (University of Denver)
Author: Felicia Kornbluh (Duke University)
Reader: Kaaryn Gustafson (University of Connecticut)
Reader: Thomas Hilbink (Open Society Institute)
Reader: Julie Nice (University of Denver)

Fri, May 30 - 2:30pm - 4:15pm

The Promises of Liberty: Reconsidering the Thirteenth Amendment

Session Participants:
Chair: Rebecca E. Zietlow (University of Toledo)
Immigrant Workers and the Thirteenth Amendment
Maria Ontiveros (University of San Francisco)
The Working Class, the Knowledge Class, and the Thirteenth Amendment
James G. Pope (Rutgers University)
The Thirteenth Amendment’s Revolutionary Aims
Alexander Tsesis (Loyola University, Chicago)
Citizenship and the Thirteenth Amendment: Understanding the Deafening Silence
Michael Vorenberg (Brown University)
The Promise of Congressional Enforcement
Rebecca E. Zietlow (University of Toledo)

Sat, May 31 - 4:30pm - 6:15pm
Historical Perspectives on Corporate Law

Session Participants:
Chair: Robert W. Gordon (Yale University)
The Faithless Fiduciary and the Elusive Quest for Nonprofit Accountability
Fishman J. James (Pace University)
Corporate Law and the Sovereignty of States
Jason Kaufman (Harvard University)
John F.A. Sanford As the CEO of the Frontier's First Megabusiness
Lea Vandervelde (University of Iowa)
Corporations That Aren't: The Early Years of the Modern Income Tax
Richard Winchester (Thomas Jefferson School of Law)