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Program in Law and History

The Program in Law and History was established in 2007. The program's mission is to support the study of law in its historical context. The program brings together scholars and students from the University of Minnesota and around the world to foster teaching and research in all areas and periods of legal history.

Fall 2014 Legal History Workshop
Seminar Guest Schedule

Professor Susanna Blumenthal

All workshops with speakers will convene on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:30 p.m in the Lindquist & Vennum Conference Room, unless otherwise noted.

If you would like a copy of the paper or wish to be added to our mailing list, contact Christa Daszkiewicz at cdaszkie@umn.edu. For more information about the workshops, contact Susanna Blumenthal at blume047@umn.edu or Brooke Depenbusch at depen003@umn.edu.



"The Problem of General Relief in an Age of Welfare State Building"
Brooke Depenbusch, Department of History, University of Minnesota


"The Rule of Law in Supreme Court Per Curiam Opinions"
Shelby Bell, Department of Communications Studies, University of Minnesota
"Physical Well-Being and Ethnic Inequality in New Zealand Prisons, 1840-1975"
Evan Roberts, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Minnesota
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"Rural Tuberculosis, Native Americans, and the patchwork Provision for Public Health in the United States, 1929-1945"
Jennifer Gunn, Director, Institute for Advanced Study and Associate Professor of History of Medicine, University of Minnesota


"Single Migrant Women and the State: The Case of the Cuban Mariel Migration of 1980"
Melissa Hampton, Department of History, University of Minnesota
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Susanna Blumenthal
Associate Professor of Law
and History
American Legal History

Barbara Young Welke
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Professor of History and Professor of Law
American Legal and Constitutional History


Morgan Gooch

The Law and the Child in Historical Perspective

June 1-2, 2014
University of Minnesota
Law School

This conference will focus on law's central role in changing understandings of childhood and children's experiences from the Medieval World through 2000.