Friday, September 5, 2008

Penn Legal History Consortium: Conference on Law and Social Movements

The Penn Legal History Consortium announces its Conference on Law and Social Movements on Friday, September 26, 2008 at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania. The organizers' description of the conference appears below; more information and registration are here.
The past several years have seen the emergence of a rich literature on the influence of social movements on legal reform and constitutional change, and the reciprocal impact of law and legal institutions on social movements' development. This conference takes an historical perspective on the relationship between law and social movements, bringing together junior and senior scholars who are producing exciting new work on the twentieth-century. Panels will explore a diverse array of movements—progressive, conservative, religious—and a wide variety of legal contexts from the local to the transnational.