12 March 2010

NOTICE: Law As History: Theory and Method in Legal History

The Center in Law, Society and Culture and the School of Law of the University of California - Irvine is hosting Law As History: Theory and Method in Legal History. The schedule is as follows:

16 April
Welcome and Introduction: Catherine Fisk (Law, UC Irvine)

Session 1: Interactions – Law, Text, History
Chair Dirk Hartog (History, Princeton)

Speakers: Steven Wilf (Law, Connecticut), “Law/Text/Past”; Norman Spaulding (Law, Stanford), “On the Interdependence of Law, History and Memory”; Kunal Parker (Law, Miami), “Common Law Thought and the Problem of History”; Marianne Constable (Rhetoric, Berkeley), “‘In the Name of the Law’: Law as Claim to Justice”.

Commentator: Christopher Tomlins (Law, UC Irvine)

Session 2: Intersections – Law, History, Culture
Chair Ariela Gross (Law, USC)

Speakers: Peter Goodrich (Law, Cardozo), “Specters of Law: Why the History of the Legal Spectacle has not been Written”; Shai Lavi (Law, Tel Aviv), “Law as World: Secular History and Jewish Ritual in Nineteenth Century Germany”; Assaf Likhovski (Law, UCLA and Tel Aviv), “Chasing Ghosts: On Writing Cultural History of Tax Law”; Roger Berkowitz (Political Studies & Human Rights, Bard College), “History and the Noble Art of Lying”.

Commentator: John Comaroff (Anthropology, Chicago)

April 17th

Session 3: Interpretations – Law, Polity, Economy
Chair: Risa Goluboff (Law, Virginia)

Speakers: Ritu Birla (History, Toronto), “Law as Economy: Convention, Corporation, Currency”; Roy Kreitner (Radcliffe Institute and Law, Tel Aviv), “Money in the 1890s: The Circulation of Law, Politics, and Economics”; Christopher Schmidt (Law, Chicago-Kent), “Conceptions of Law in the Civil Rights Movement”; Barbara Welke (History & Law, Minnesota), “Owning Hazard in the Modern American Consumer Marketplace”.

Commentator: Morton Horwitz (Law, Harvard)

Session 4: Instantiations - Law, Sovereignty, Justice
Chair Laura Kalman (History, Santa Barbara)

Speakers: Laura Edwards (History, Duke), “The Peace: The Meaning and Production of Law in the Post-Revolutionary U.S.”; John Witt (Law, Yale), “Escape and Engagement: The Laws of War in the Early American Republic”; Paul Frymer (Politics, Princeton), “Building an American Empire: Territorial Expansion and Indian Removal, 1787-1850”; Mariana Valverde (Criminology Centre, Toronto) “‘The honour of the Crown is at stake’: Aboriginal Land Claims Litigation in Canada and the Epistemology of Sovereignty”.

Commentator: Robert W. Gordon (Law, Yale)

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