D.C.-Area Legal History Roundtable

The D.C.-Area Legal History Roundtable is an informal gathering of scholars who live or work in and around Washington, D.C.  The Roundtable first met in 2006 at George Washington University Law School and later at law schools around the area. 

Friday, April 5, 2013
The George Washington University Law School
Student Conference Center, Lisner Hall, second floor
2023 G Street NW, Washington, D.C. 22052

Students

Please RSVP to: Rasheen Robinson

Agenda

12:25pm  
Welcoming remarks by Renée Lerner, George Washington University

12:30pm   Presentation
Robert Cottrol
, George Washington University
Introduction and Chapter Two of The Long, Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race, and Law in the American Hemisphere (University of Georgia Press 2013).

Discussion

1:30pm   Presentation
Daniel Ernst, Georgetown University
Introduction and Chapter Three, “Chief Justice Hughes,” of his forthcoming book, Tocqueville's Nightmare: Americans Confront the Administrative State
(Oxford University Press).

Discussion

2:30pm    
Break

2:45pm   Presentation
Joyce Malcolm, George Mason University
Chapter One, “The Court Martial of Benedict Arnold,” of her forthcoming book about Benedict Arnold (Harvard University Press).

Discussion

3:45pm    
"Half-Baked Ideas in Legal History," moderated by Mary Clark, American University

Discussion

4:15pm
Wrap-up and next steps