Legal History Colloquium

This colloquium will be offered in Spring 2016. Check back in prior to the Spring semester for the updated schedule.

Professor David Golove
Professor Daniel Hulsebosch

Spring 2016
Alternate Mondays 4:00-5:50 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall, Room TBD

2 credits

Modern myths to the contrary, American law has never been insulated from the wider world. Instead, it has developed in dialogue or competition with foreign sources of law, or as part of direct and indirect diplomacy. This colloquium will focus on the history of the international dimensions of the American Constitution and in particular the role of the Law of Nations as a constituent of federal law. The colloquium will alternate between public and private sessions. In the public sessions, the colloquium will discuss works-in-progress by historians or legal scholars. In the private sessions, the moderators and students will discuss reading materials that provide context for the upcoming public papers. Students will submit response papers before each public session.


Spring 2016 Schedule of Presenters

February 1

The Taming of Free Speech

Laura Weinrib, Assistant Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Teaching Scholar, University of Chicago Law School

February 16

Roderick M. Hills Jr., William T. Comfort, III Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

February 29

The Influence of Civil Law on American Constitutionalism and the Federal Courts

Thomas H. Lee, Leitner Family Professor of International Law; Director of Graduate and International Studies, Fordham University School of Law

March 21

Jenny Martinez, Professor of Law and Warren Christopher Professor in the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy, Stanford Law School

April 4
April 18

Husna Bai's Profession: Sex, Work and Freedom in the Indian Constitution

Rohit De, Associate Research Scholar in Law, Assistant Professor, Yale Law School and History Department

May 2

From Antiwar Politics to Anti-torture Politics: The Vietnam War and the Global War on Terror in Comparison

Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History, Harvard Law School, Harvard University