Friday, September 16, 2011

The University of Wisconsin Legal History Working Group

Our friends at the University of Wisconsin write to announce that they have just launched a webpage for their Legal History Working Group. The Working Group's members include scholars from UW's Law School, History, African-American Studies, Languages and Cultures of Asia, American Indian Studies, the History of Science and other parts of the campus.

The Working Group considers itself continuing “the spirit of UW's legal history tradition begun by Willard Hurst.” With the support of Wisconsin’s Institute for Legal Studies, it also sponsors faculty workshops on various themes within legal history. In 2010-11, it held workshops on legal history and religion (organized by Mitra Sharafi) and colonial/postcolonial law in Asia and the Pacific (organized by Nancy Buenger). Consult the webpage for a list of affiliated faculty, courses with significant legal history content, and online legal-history resources hosted by UW or created by its faculty members.