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The American Society for Legal History will host a Student Research Colloquium (SRC) on Wednesday, October 26, and Thursday, October 27, 2016, immediately preceding the ASLH’s annual meeting in Toronto, Canada. The SRC offers a small group of graduate and law students an opportunity to work on their in-progress dissertations and law review articles with distinguished ASLH-affiliated scholars.
The SRC’s target audience includes early post-coursework graduate students and law students interested in legal history. The SRC seeks to introduce such students to the ASLH and to legal history communities more generally. Students working in all chronological and geographical fields are encouraged to apply, as are students whose projects engage legal-historical themes but who have not received any formal training in legal history. Applicants who have not had an opportunity to present their work at ASLH annual meetings or who have otherwise not had an opportunity to discuss their work with legal historians are particularly encouraged to apply. A student may be on the program for the annual meeting and participate in the SRC in the same year.
Each participating student will pre-circulate a twenty-page, double-spaced paper to the entire group. These papers will provide the foundation for discussion at the colloquium. The ASLH will provide at least partial and, in most cases, complete reimbursement for travel, hotel, and conference registration costs.
To apply to the ASLH’s Student Research Colloquium, please submit:
• a cover letter;
• a CV;
• a letter of recommendation from a faculty mentor/advisor;
• a two-page, single-spaced “research statement,” describing an in-progress dissertation or law review article.
The application deadline is July 15, 2016. Organizers will notify all applicants of their decisions by August 15, 2016. Please direct questions and applications to John Wertheimer at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.