Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A Symposium on Jefferson's Legal Commonplace Book

[We've just noticed the following symposium.  DRE]

Necessary to Form a Lawyer: Law, History, and Political Thought in Thomas Jefferson’s Legal Commonplace Book, Princeton University, May 9–10, 2019

Thursday, May 9.  McCormick 101
4:30–6:00pm: Keynote Address
            Introduction: Stanley N. Katz, Princeton
            Address: David Konig and Michael Zuckert

Friday, May 10.  McCormick 101

Panel 1, 8:30–10:00am: Commonplacing: Jefferson’s Method and Purpose

            Sarah Rivett, Princeton, chair
            Earle Havens, Johns Hopkins
            Tony Grafton, Princeton
            Karin Wulf, Omohundro Institute

10:00–10:15am:  Break

Panel 2, 10:15–11:45am: Underpinnings of the Law (I): Jefferson and the Whig Tradition

            Dirk Hartog, Princeton, chair
            Bernadette Meyler, Stanford

            David Lieberman, Berkeley
            Daniel Hulsebosch, NYU

11:45am–1:15pm:  Lunch

Panel 3, 1:15–2:45pm: Underpinnings of the Law (II): History and Political Philosophy

            Michael Zuckert, University of Notre Dame, chair
            Hannah Spahn, Universität Potsdam
            Frank Cogliano, University of Edinburgh

2:45–3:00pm:  Break

Panel 4, 3:00–4:30pm: From Studying Law to Making Laws: The State in the Legal Commonplace Book

            Stan Katz, Princeton, chair
            Jessica Lowe, UVA
            Christopher Michael Curtis, Georgia Southern-Armstrong
            Ellen Holmes Pearson, UNC-Asheville

5:00–6:00pm: Closing Remarks   McCormick 101

            Introduction: Sean Wilentz, Princeton
            Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Law

6:00–7:00pm:  Reception

For registration and any questions, contact tjpapers@princeton.edu