Monday, September 14, 2015

Kessler on Freedman's Bureau Courts and Adversarialism

We've just noticed that the ASLH's website for the 2015 annual meeting in Washington includes a link to a paper circulated in advance of the conference.  It is “Freedmen’s Bureau Courts and the Critique (and Resurgence) of Adversarialism," by Amalia Kessler, Stanford Law School, and it is part of the Friday, 10:45 session, "The Limits of (and Alternatives to) Common-Law Adversarialism":

John H. Langbein, Yale Law School, Chair

Amalia D. Kessler, Stanford University, “Freedmen’s Bureau Courts and the Critique (and Resurgence) of Adversarialism”

Renée Lettow Lerner, George Washington University Law School, “The Enduring Power of Federal Trial Judges to Comment on Evidence from the Nineteenth through the Twenty-first Century”

James E. Pfander, Northwestern University School of Law, “Standing in the Eighteenth Century Scottish Court of Session”

James C. Oldham, Georgetown University Law Center, Comment