Monday, June 27, 2016

ASLH Student Research Colloquium

[We're moving up this announcement, from McCurdy Fellow Ananda V. Burra, because the deadline of July 15 is approaching.]

I write on behalf of the Graduate Student Outreach Committee of the American Society for Legal History (ASLH).  The ASLH is organizing its third annual Student Research Colloquium in late October, to be held in conjunction with the Society's annual meeting in Toronto, Canada.
We seek graduate students in history, in law, and in related disciplines whose research interests touch on legal history. Our colloquium provides a wonderful opportunity for students to build professional friendships with established academics and each other, as they workshop drafts of dissertation chapters, law review articles, and other in-progress works under the guidance of leading scholars in the field.  The ASLH will provide funding (up to a generous limit) for students to travel to Toronto to participate in both the student event and the Society's annual meeting.   

The ASLH meeting is one of the world’s largest conferences in the field of legal history and provides an invaluable opportunity for junior scholars to meet people and learn about the field.

We are particularly hoping to attract applicants who have not had an opportunity to attend the Society's annual meeting in the past.  Students who might not define themselves as legal historians but whose work engages legal-historical themes are encouraged to apply.  All chronological periods and geographical fields are welcome.  The application is due on July 15, 2016, to

The ASLH is committed to broadening the world of legal history and we count on your assistance to do so.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact me at or the director of the program, Professor John Wertheimer, at