Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Legal History "CRN" for the Law and Society Association

[We have the following announcement.]

Greetings from Law & History, recently established as a Collaborative Research Network (CRN) within the Law and Society Association. We are currently putting together a group of legal historians who might be interested in presenting at LSA meetings, and using this list to organize papers and panels.

This CRN brings together scholars interested in legal history, both American and non-American, of any time period from contemporary to ancient.  We welcome a broad array of scholarly interests and methodological approaches.  Our scholars explore the development of legal doctrines and jurisprudence, the evolution of legal institutions, and the changing role of law in society.  They apply and develop a diverse set of methods, including those of social, intellectual, cultural, and critical history.  The Law and Society Movement has long welcomed both legal historians and legal history and we hope this CRN extends the benefits of that relationship.  Our goals include supporting methodological discussions across sub-specialties and between historical and other approaches to studying law and society; creating opportunities for cross-generational and inter-disciplinary professionalization; and encouraging publication of CRN research, such as edited volumes and symposia in law and society journals, law reviews, and outlets in our home disciplines.  We discuss teaching methods and share syllabi and other teaching resources for undergraduate, graduate, and professional school classes on law and social movements.

The next LSA conference is May 29-June 1, 2014; the deadline is Sept. 15, 2013. More information is here.

If you are interested in joining, please email Joanna Grisinger at joanna.grisinger@northwestern.edu.


Joanna Grisinger, Senior Lecturer, Center for Legal Studies, Northwestern University
Kimberly Welch, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of West Virginia 
Logan Sawyer, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia Law School
Kathryn Schumaker, Lecturer, Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage, University of Oklahoma