Tuesday, September 3, 2013

William E. Nelson, Scholar and Historian

[Via H-Law, we have the following announcement of the roundtable discussion, "William E. Nelson, Scholar and Historian."]


On Thursday, 7 November 2013, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, the Chicago-Kent Law Review and Professors Felice Batlan and R. B. Bernstein present a roundtable discussion of the work of William E. Nelson in the Orchid D room of the Hyatt Regency Miami, the convention hotel for the 2013 convention of the American Society for Legal History.  The articles that will be the basis of the roundtable will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Chicago-Kent Law Review in 2014.  This session will not be an official part of the ASLH convention, but will complement its proceedings.  The roundtable will feature:

Moderators: Felice Batlan, Chicago-Kent Law School, and R. B. Bernstein, City College of New York and New York Law School

David Thomas Konig, Washington University in St. Louis, on Americanization of the Common Law: The Impact of Legal Change on Massachusetts Society, 1760-1800 and Dispute and Conflict Resolution in Plymouth County, 1725-1825

Gautham Rao
, American University Law School, on The Roots of American Bureaucracy, 1830-1900

Paul Finkelman, Albany Law School, on The Fourteenth Amendment: From Political Principle to Judicial Doctrine

Mark McGarvie, William and Mary Law School, on Marbury v. Madison: The Origins of Judicial Review* and *Constitution and Rights in the Early American Republic

Edward A. Purcell, Jr., New York Law School, on The Legalist Reformation: Law, Politics, and Ideology in New York, 1920-1980 and Fighting for the City: A Legal History of the New York Corporation Counsel

Brad Snyder, University of Wisconsin Law School
, on In Pursuit of Justice: Edward Weinfeld as Lawyer and Judge and Nelson's articles on Justice Byron R. White

Lauren Benton, New York University, on The Common Law in Colonial America, volumes 1 & 2.

Professor William E. Nelson, New York University School of Law, will respond.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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