Thursday, March 15, 2012

Theory and Method in Legal History: A Symposium

Via Al Brophy at the Faculty Lounge, we've learned of the UC Irvine Law Review's recent symposium issue on Theory and Method in Legal History. The collection of legal historians represented here is truly extraordinary. Here are the articles, cribbed directly from Al's post:
Catherine L. Fisk and Robert W. Gordon, Foreword: “Law As . . .”: Theory and Method in Legal History

Steven Wilf, Law/Text/Past
Laura F. Edwards,The Peace: The Meaning and Production of Law in the Post-Revolutionary United States
Kunal M. Parker, Law “In” and “As” History: The Common Law in the American Polity 1790‒1900 
Roger Berkowitz, From Justice to Justification: An Alternative Genealogy of Positive Law
Marianne Constable, Law as Claim to Justice: Legal History and Legal Speech Acts
Christopher W. Schmidt, Conceptions of Law in the Civil Rights Movement
Norman W. Spaulding, The Historical Consciousness of the Resistant Subject
Barbara Young Welke, Owning Hazard, A Tragedy
Peter Goodrich, Specters of Law: Why the History of the Legal Spectacle Has Not Been Written
Shai J. Lavi, Enchanting a Disenchanted Law: On Jewish Ritual and Secular History in Nineteenth-Century Germany
Assaf Likhovski, Chasing Ghosts: On Writing Cultural Histories of Tax Law
John Fabian Witt, The Dismal History of the Laws of War
Paul Frymer, Building an American Empire: Territorial Expansion in the Antebellum Era 
Mariana Valverde, “The Honour of the Crown is at Stake”: Aboriginal Land Claims Litigation and the Epistemology of Sovereignty
Roy Kreitner, Money in the 1890s: The Circulation of Politics, Economics, and Law
Ritu Birla, Law as Economy: Convention, Corporation, Currency
Christopher Tomlins and John Comaroff, “Law As . . .”: Theory and Practice in Legal History