Friday, September 9, 2011

Boston College Legal History Roundtable

Jack Rakove, Stanford, leads off the schedule of this year's speakers at Boston College's Legal History Roundtable.  Here's the schedule:

Fall 2011

Thursday, September 15, 4:30p.m., Gasson 100
Jack Rakove, William Robertson Co Professor of History and American Studies, Stanford Law School.  Constitution Day Lecture: Beyond Belief: The Radical Significance of the Free Existence of Religion. Co-sponsored by the Clough Center and the Departments of History and Political Science

Thursday, October 27, 4:30 p.m., Gasson 100
Book Panel on Gerard Magliocca's book "The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan: Constitutional Law and the Politics of Backlash" (Yale 2011)
Featuring Gerard N. Magliocca, Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis; Michael Kazin, Professor of History, Georgetown University; Kenneth Kersch, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Clough Center for Constitutional Democracy, Boston College; M. Elizabeth Sanders, Professor of Government, Cornell University. Co-sponsored by the Clough Center.

Tuesday, November 15, 4:30 p.m., Gasson 100
Hon. Margaret H. Marshall, "To no one deny or delay right or justice"- Magna Carta 1215, Imperfect constitutions, imperfect courts and the ideal of justice. Co-sponsored with the McMullen Museum, the Department of History, and the Clough Center

Wednesday, November 16, 4:30, Law School Library Rare Book Room  
Aniceto Masferrer, Professor of Legal History, University of Valencia and President, the Society for Comparative Legal History' (ESCLH) (website) "The Principle of Legality and codification in the 19th-century Western Criminal Law Reform"

Spring 2012

Kristen Stilt, Northwestern University Law School, Week of January 23, 2012

Abigail Chandler, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Thursday February 15, 2012 "I Charged Her to Speak the Truth": The Legal Role of the Colonial Midwife

Michael Hoeflich, University of Kansas Law School, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, "Lawyers and the Visual Arts, 1780-1870."

Full details are here.