Legal History Colloquium

Professor Daniel Hulsebosch
Professor David Golove


Fall 2014
Monday 4-5:50 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 202

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.

Fall 2014 Schedule of Presenters