Tuesday, April 7, 2009

DC Area Legal History Roundtable at George Mason

The D.C. Area Legal History Roundtable is an informal gathering of scholars who live or work in and around Washington, D.C. It first met in 2006 at George Washington University Law School and later at the law schools of American University, the Catholic University of America, and Georgetown University. It will reconvene on Friday, April 17, 2009, in Room 215 of the George Mason University School of Law. The two-panel program, Competition and Context, appears below. To attend, please contact sbirchle@gmu.edu by Monday, April 13, and indicate whether you will be having lunch.

12:00-1:00 Buffet Lunch

1:00-2:20 Foundational Thickets: Competition and Coordination in 19th-Century America

Standard Oil Co. v. United States: The Supreme Court and the Foundations of a New American Society
James May, Washington College of Law, American University

A Stitch in Time: The Rise and Fall of the Sewing Machine Patent Thicket
Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law

Comments: Marc Winerman, Adviser to FTC Commissioner William Kovacic

2:30-3:50 Life and Legitimacy: Bringing Legal History to Life Without Compromising Scholarly Discipline

Louis D. Brandeis: A Life
Melvin Urofsky, Center for Public Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University

A More Obedient Wife: A Novel of the Early Supreme Court
Natalie Wexler, independent scholar

Comments: Kriste Lindenmeyer, Department of History, University of Maryland
Moderator: Joyce Malcolm, George Mason University School of Law

Image credit: George Mason Memorial