Friday, August 30, 2019

Yale Legal History Forum 2019-20 Lineup

The Yale Legal History Forum has announced its 2019-20 speaker lineup [updated to include logistical information]:

Tuesday, October 15: Marcus Folch, Columbia University (Classics), “Political Prisoners in Democratic Athens”

Tuesday, November 19: Maeve Glass, Columbia Law School, “Founding Properties”

Thursday, December 5, at 4:10 PM: Nikolas Bowie, Harvard Law School, “The Constitutional Right to Local Self-Government”


Tuesday, February 4: Coel Kirkby, Sydney Law School, “Bullets over Brexit: A Genealogy of Leavers’ Lawfare”

Tuesday, February 25: Michael Szonyi, Harvard University (East Asian Languages and Civilizations), “Land Markets, Property Rights, and Corporate Organizations in Late Imperial China: Preliminary Reflections on Recently Discovered Materials from Fujian”

Tuesday, March 24: Thomas J. McSweeney, William & Mary Law School, “Teaching the Common Law in Latin in the Late Thirteenth Century”

Tuesday, April 7: Ariela J. Gross, USC Gould School of Law, “Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana”
The Forum will meet from 12:10 to 1:30 PM in the Calabresi Faculty Lounge of the Sterling Law Building, except on December 5. Lunch will be provided. Papers will be pre-circulated to Forum participants. For more information, please contact the 2019-2020 Legal History Fellows, Gabe Levine ( and Kate Redburn ( 
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-- Karen Tani