Legal History Colloquium

Professor David Golove
Professor Daniel Hulsebosch

Spring 2020
Alternate Mondays 4:10-6:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 202

2 credits

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 2020 Schedule of Presenters

January 27

The Radicals' Fund: Experimenting with Democracy in America's First Age of Propaganda

John Fabian Witt, Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law, Yale Law School

February 10

The Taft Court: Social and Economic Legislation

Robert Post, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School                     

February 24 (NOTE: Postponed to Friday, April 3)

The Specter of Compensation: Mexican Claims Against the United States, 1923-1941

Allison Powers Useche, Clements Fellow, Southern Methodist University (2019-2020); Assistant Professor of History, Texas Tech University

March 9

The Democracy of Petitions: Popular Politics in Transformation, 1790-1870

Daniel Carpenter, Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University; Director, Social Sciences Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

March 30

The Feminist Legacy of the Prohibition Amendment and Its Repeal

Julie C. Suk, Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Liberal Studies & Dean for Master’s Programs, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

April 13

International Arbitration and the Rise of an International Law Bar in Turn-of-the-Century America

Lael Weinberger, Berger-Howe Legal History Fellow, Harvard Law School

April 27

Cherokee Nation v. Georgia v. United States

Alison LaCroix, Robert Newton Reid Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School