Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fall legal history speakers at Boston University

Clark History Series
The Elizabeth Battelle Clark Legal History Series brings several distinguished historians of law to campus each year to lecture and talk with students and faculty. The BU community and the general public are all welcome to attend. For more information, please contact any of the following:
Kris Collins,
Gerry Leonard,
David Seipp,

Fall 2008 Speakers
Wednesday, September 24th at 4:30
Professor Bernadette Meyler, Cornell Law School, "Defoe and the Written Constitution"

Wednesday, October 8th at 4:30
Professor Kerry Abrams, University of Virginia School of Law, "Marriage, Immigration, and the Settlement of the West: The Case of the Mercer Girls"

Wednesday, October 15th at 4:30
Professor Daniel Sharfstein, Vanderbilt Law School, "Becoming White in Washington, D.C.: The Passing of the Wall Family,1870-1910"

Wednesday, October 29th at 4:30
Professor Diana Williams, Wellesley College, History Department, "Staging The Octoroon in Reconstruction New Orleans"

Wednesday, November 12th at 4:30
Professor Claire Priest, Northwestern Law School, "Understanding the End of Entail: Information, Institutions, and Slavery in the American Revolutionary Period"

Friday, November 21st at 2:30
Professor Kent Newmyer, University of Connecticut Law School, "The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of the New Nation"

Room 920
Boston University School of Law
Papers available upon request
Please contact Melinda Peterson (
Refreshments will be served.