Saturday, October 6, 2018

Weekend Roundup

  • From 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm on Sunday, October 21, Ronald Chester of the Boston College Law School will give a talk on "The Legal Philosophy of Tapping Reeve" at the Litchfield Historical Society.  He will discuss “Reeve's importance as a transitional figure in the movement of early American law. He will  highlight Reeve's progressive, activist views concerning the rights both of married women and of enslaved people, as evidenced in Reeve's publication The Law of Baron and Femme and through his work on Elizabeth Freeman's (Mum Bett) case for her freedom.”  The event is free for members of Litchfield Historical Society and $5 for non-members.  Registration Required.
  • On September 31, Dean Risa Goluboff, Annette Gordon-Reed and others addressed a conference on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in 2017.  Cavalier Daily
  • On Friday, October 12, the University of Aberystwyth’s Department of Law and Criminology hosts the Annual Legal Wales Conference.  Prior to the conference, at 6:15 pm on Thursday October 11, the Welsh Legal History Society and the National Library will host a lecture and dinner at the National Library “to celebrate ‘The Legal Treasures of Wales,’ including the Boston Manuscript of the Laws of Hywel Dda, purchased by the Library in 2012.”  H/t: Cymru 247.  Also Welsh: this.
  • The American Political Science Association has posted its call for proposals for next year's annual meeting, which has the theme Populism and Privilege.
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