Friday, September 6, 2019

American Bar Foundation/Northwestern Legal History Colloquium: Fall 2019

The American Bar Foundation and Northwestern University are co-hosting a Legal History Colloquium this fall. As the ABF website explains, "[t]his seminar series features area scholars working in the field of legal history, broadly understood (any period, any context). We welcome anyone in the Chicagoland law and society community to join us for these informal gatherings." This fall's series is organized by Professors Ajay K. Mehrotra (American Bar Foundation/Northwestern University) and Nadav Shoked (Northwestern University).

Here's more information about the goal of the series:
This is an advanced seminar that brings together outside scholars, faculty and fellows affiliated with the American Bar Foundation, and Northwestern faculty and students for an exchange of views about innovative research and works-in-progress in legal history. During eight class weeks, we host a faculty workshop where a leading scholar presents a work-in-progress or a recently completed portion of a larger research project. During the other classes, we prepare for the forthcoming scholar-led workshop or discuss the different methods of historical analysis. The papers presented at the workshop reflect a variety of legal history topics and methods, including socio-legal history, economic histories, global histories of law, and research in the history of legal ideas. The workshops themselves are attended not only by the students, but also by members of the faculty of the School of Law and of other schools and departments within Northwestern, ABF-affiliated scholars, and legal historians from all Chicago-area universities. Through the discussion at the workshop presenters receive valuable feedback and suggestions for how to expand or improve their research while Northwestern Law and ABF students and faculty gain a broader view of novel works in legal history.
And here's the lineup:
September 18
Michelle McKinley, Bernard B. Kliks Professor of Law, University of Oregon School of Law
September 25
Timothy H. Lovelace, Jr., Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
October 9Claire Priest, Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law, Yale Law School
October 16Daniel Ernst, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal History, Georgetown Law
October 23John F. Witt, Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law, Yale Law School
October 30Shaun Ossei-Owusu, Assistant Professor of Law, Penn Law
November 13Kara Swanson, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
November 20Anna di Robilant, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
More information is available here.

-- Karen Tani