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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fall 2010 Legal History Workshop Schedule

The Program in Law and History is pleased to announce their Fall 2010 Legal History Workshop Schedule. The workshop will meet on Thursday, 4:05-6:00 p.m., the Law School-Mondale Hall room N202.

Fall 2010 Legal History Workshop Schedule
The workshop will meet on Thursday, 4:05-6 p.m., the Law School-Mondale Hall room N202. Workshop sessions with guest speakers are open to any law and graduate students who wish to attend. The workshop is also offered to law and graduate students as a seminar for credit; those enrolled in the seminar will also meet in the weeks when we do not have guests, on which occasions we will be reading and discussing other works intended to provide a fuller grounding in the field of legal history. If you might be interested in enrolling in the seminar, please contact Professor Susanna Blumenthal at blume047@umn.edu as soon as possible for more information.
For the workshop sessions, we will read a mixture of selections from works-in-progress and recently published monographs. Full descriptions of the guests and their work will posted on the Program in Law and History website (http://www.law.umn.edu/law_history/index.html), along with information about accessing materials for each session. A more abbreviated schedule appears here:
September 23 Manfred Berg, Curt Engelhorn Professor of American History, University of Heidelberg
"Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, and the Decline of Lynching in the Southern United States"
September 30 Christina Duffy Burnett, Associate Professor of Law, Columbia University
"The Monroe Doctrine Rightly Understood: Empire and Law in the Americas on the Eve of World War I"
October 7 William Novak, Professor of Law, University of Michigan
"Law and the Social Control of American Capitalism, 1877-1932"
October 28 Laura Edwards, Professor of History, Duke University
"The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the
Post-Revolutionary South"
November 4 Steven Wilf, Joel Barlow Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, University of Connecticut Law School
"Law, Storytelling, & Popular Politics in Revolutionary America"
November 11 Jonathan Levy, Assistant Professor of History, Princeton University
'The Perils of the Seas': The Case of the Creole and the Maritime Origins of Assumption of Risk
December 2 Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law & Professor of History, University of Virginia
"Rights Lawyers and the 1960s 'Movement of Movements'"