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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 2015 Legal History Workshop
Seminar Guest Schedule

Professor Susanna Blumenthal

All workshops with speakers will convene on Thursdays from 4:05-6:00 p.m. in Room 471 of the Law School.

If you would like a copy of the paper or wish to be added to our mailing list, contact Angela Tanner at angelat@umn.edu. For more information about the workshops, contact Susanna Blumenthal at blume047@umn.edu.

 

SEPTEMBER

Thursday
9/24/15
Selections from Polyandry And Wife-Selling In Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies And Judicial Interventions (University of California Press, 2015)
Matthew Sommer, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Stanford University

OCTOBER

Thursday
10/1/15
"Blood Testing and Fear of the False in British India"
Mitra Sharafi, Associate Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School
Thursday
10/8/15
Selections from Authors at Work: Writing for Hire in Twentieth Century Film, Television, and Advertising (forthcoming, Harvard University Press)
Catherine Fisk, Chancellor's Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Thursday
10/15/15
Selections from Accounting for Capitalism: The Business Clerk as Social Revolutionary (forthcoming, University of Chicago Press)
Michael Zakim, Department Of History, Tel Aviv University, Visiting Scholar, Charles Warren Center, Harvard University, Visiting Professor of History
Thursday
10/22/15
"Betting on Prices: Gambling and Investing in the 19th-Century United States"
Stuart Banner, Norman Abrams Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

NOVEMBER

Thursday
11/5/15
"Chief Joseph's Struggle: Law, Lawlessness, and Administration in Nez Perce Country, 1872-1877"
Daniel Sharfstein, Professor of Law, Chancellor Faculty Fellow, and Co-director, Social Justice Program, Vanderbilt Law School
Thursday
11/12/15
"The Origins of Human Rights and the Ghost of Senator Bricker: Uncovering a Lost History"
Christopher N.J. Roberts, Associate Professor and Joseph & Edith Wargo Research Scholar, University of Minnesota Law School
Thursday
11/19/15
"The Value of Trust: Monetary Reform and the Ethic of Investment in the Progressive Era"
Jeffrey Sklansky, Associate Professor of History, University of Illinois at Chicago

DECEMBER

Thursday
12/3/15
"The Revolt against the Indies Company"
Malick Ghachem, Associate Professor of History, MIT
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Co-Directors

Susanna Blumenthal
Professor of Law,
Associate Professor of History
American Legal History

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

Assistant

Angela Tanner
angelat@umn.edu
612-625-6181