Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Magna Charta and Comparative Constitutionalism at AALS

We hear from Danaya C. Wright, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, that anyone attending the AALS conference this weeked is encouraged to attend the Legal History Section’s program, “800 Years of Comparative Constitutionalism: The Unique Legacy of Magna Carta.”  It will take place on Saturday, January 9 from 1:30-3:15 in the Beekman Parlor, Second Floor of the New York Hilton Midtown.  Although the program may indicate otherwise, a business meeting will follow the panel for the nomination of a secretary.  Self-nominations to Professor Wright are encouraged:

Professor Wright will moderate the panel, whose speakers are R. H. Helmholz, The University of Chicago, The Law School; Renee Lettow Lerner, The George Washington University Law School; Joshua C. Tate, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law; Michael Allan Wolf, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law

"This program brings together experts on Magna Charta and its influences on modern Anglo-American law. The panel will explore Magna Charta as a founding constitutional document and its effects on juries and on contemporary constitutions. The Section seeks to foster interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in the broad field of legal history, promote discussion of ideas relating to teaching and research in the history of all legal systems of the present and the past, and mentor scholars in the rich traditions and disciplines of historical legal studies. By using the lens of Magna Charta, this program explores the rich tradition of constitutionalism that is at the foundation of the rule of law."