Thursday, August 27, 2015

Michigan's Legal History Workshop, Fall 2015

Here’s the Fall 2005 lineup for the Legal History Workshop jointly sponsored by the University of Michigan Law School and University of Michigan Department of History.  Sessions meet in 0220 South Hall (Law School) unless otherwise noted.  Guests can obtain the readings via email from Dara Faris (

September 9. (Wednesday.)  C
laire Lemercier. CNRS and Sciences Po (Paris.)
"How do Businessmen Like Their Courts? Evidence from Mid-19th Century France,     England, and New York City."  Special Session Co-Sponsored by the Law & Economics Workshop.  OTE: This session held in Hutchins Hall Room 132.

September 22.   Eric Foner. Columbia University.
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad. With guest     commentator, Tiya Miles, University of Michigan.

September 29. Sara Mayeux. University of Pennsylvania Law School.
"The ‘Progressive' Public Defender (and Its Alternatives) in Los Angeles, 1914-1949"

October 6. Rebecca J. Scott. University of Michigan.
"'Acts of Ownership and Authority': The Enslavement of Eulalie Oliveau"

October 13. Tom Romero. Strum College of Law, University of Denver.
"Water, Water Everywhere…and No Where: Bridging the Confluence of Water and     Immigration Law"

October 27. Charlotte Walker-Said. John Jay College, CUNY.
"Faith, Power, and Family: Law and Christianity in Interwar Cameroon"

November 3.  Kunal Parker. University of Miami School of Law.
"Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America"

November 17.  Amanda Alexander. University of Michigan.
"'The Authorities Cannot Meet Demand': Prison Labor, Pass Laws, and Agricultural     Development in Apartheid South Africa"

November 24.  H. Timothy Lovelace, Indiana University Mauer School of Law.
"The World is on Our Side:  The U.S. Origins of the United Nation's Race Convention"

December 3 (Thursday.)  Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Harvard Law School.
"The Honorable Constance Baker Motley: The Honor and Burden of Being First"
 NOTE: Location is Hutchins Hall room 236.