Wednesday, September 7, 2011

ASLH Meeting Starts Early This Year

As we noted recently, registration is now open for the annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History, to he held in Atlanta, GA, November 10-13.  The meeting usually begins on Friday morning, but this year begins on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 10.   Two special panels are planned: a presidential panel honoring Philip Girard, and a roundtable discussion of legal history teaching, featuring two recent LHB guest bloggers, Elizabeth Dale and David Tanenhaus.  Here are the details:

Thursday, Session A, 2:00pm – 3:45pm
Presidential Panel: In Honor of Philip Girard – Salon G
Chair/Commentator- Constance Backhouse, University of Ottawa
Jim Phillips, University of Toronto, “The British North American Judiciary, 1754-1867: Independence, Politics, and the Emergence of an Indigenous Elite”
Jan-Philippe Garneau, Université du Québec à Montréal, “Lawyers and Legal Culture Across Borders: A Quebec Perspective”
Mary Stokes, Osgoode Hall Law School, “‘Municipal Law is my Speciality’: How Robert A. Harrison did not become Ontario’s Beamish Murdoch”

Thursday, Session B, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Roundtable on Teaching American Legal History – Salon H
Chair- John Wertheimer, Davidson College
Barry Cushman, University of Virginia
Elizabeth Dale, University of Florida
Sally Hadden, Western Michigan University
Peter Karsten, University of Pittsburgh
David Tanenhaus, UNLV

A post on the Canadian Legal History Blog discusses the occasion for the presidential panel.  DRE