Friday, September 23, 2011

Catch Them Live!

News of upcoming public lectures by three legal historians have fallen into my virtual lap, as it were. 

First, William Wiecek will inaugurate Transylvania University’s John Marshall Harlan Series.  He will speak on Monday, September 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Carrick Theater in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center on the topic, John Marshall Harlan, Race, and the United States Supreme Court.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Second, “on Thursday, September 29"--or so the Rockbridge Weekly informs me--the “distinguished legal historian Alfred Brophy will deliver the 2011 Hendricks Lecture in Law and History. The topic of Professor Brophy's talk is ‘The Jurisprudence of Slavery, Freedom, and Union at Washington College, 1831-1861.’  The lecture will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons on the campus of Washington and Lee University. The event is free and open to the public”

Third, on Thursday, November 17, at 4:30 PM, Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional History and Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, will speak in a lecture series sponsored by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.