Friday, October 12, 2018

Location: 219 Aaron Burr Hall

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Opening Remarks

Jacob Katz Cogan, University of Cincinnati
Kenneth W. Mack, Harvard University
Keith Wailoo, Princeton University

1:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. | University Welcome

President Christopher L. Eisgruber, Princeton University

 2 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Panel One | “Moving Between Public and Private “

Commentators: Laura Edwards, Duke University; Amy Dru Stanley, University of Chicago

“Development’s Barren Scepter: Rewriting the Legal History of a ‘Failed’ Public Works Project” 
Matthew  Axtell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

“Pigs and Imperialism: Micro-Histories of Law in the British World” 
Catherine Evans, University of Toronto

“Private Organizations for the Public Good: The Democratic Value Of Studying Private Foundations”
Maribel Morey, Clemson University

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Break
Location: Lobby outside of Room 219

4:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Panel Two | “Constitutional and Legal Thought”

Commentators: William E. Nelson, New York University; Clyde Spillenger, University of California – Los Angeles

“Reimagining Time and Space in American Constitutional History”
Maeve Glass, Columbia University

“The Turn to Process: American Legal Thought in the Mid-Twentieth Century”
Kunal M. Parker, University of Miami

“Putting on the Mantle of Natural Law: Indian Costume and Debtor Constitutionalism, 1775 to 1841” 
Farah Peterson, University of Virginia

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Location: Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall (Woodrow Wilson School)

9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Panel Three | “Lawyers”

Commentators: Catherine Fisk, University of California – Berkeley; Kenneth W. Mack, Harvard University

“Representing the Other Race: Rebellious Indian Lawyers in Africa”
Rohit De, Yale University

“The Rise of Retail Stockholder Litigation and the Creation of the
Plaintiff’s Bar in Business Law, 1930-1950”
Donna Dennis, Rutgers University

“South Asians and West Africans at the Inns of Court: Empire and Expulsion circa 1900”
Mitra Sharafi, University of Wisconsin

“History and Its Constitution: The Interwar Civil Liberties Movement and the ACLU’s Jewish Lawyers”
Laura Weinrib, University of Chicago

10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Break
Location: Schultz Dining Room, Robertson Hall (Woodrow Wilson School)

11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Panel Four | “Everyday People”

Commentators: Margot Canaday, Princeton University; Rebecca Scott, University of Michigan

“From the Margins to the Center”
Risa Goluboff,  University of Virginia

“Constant Craving: Hartogian Socio-Legal History on Gender, Law, and Welfare” 
Felicia Kornbluh, University of Vermont

“Roosters and Resistance”
Christina D. Ponsa-Kraus, Columbia University

12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Lunch
Location: Schultz Dining Room, Robertson Hall (Woodrow Wilson School)

Dylan Penningroth, University of California – Berkeley

2 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Panel Five | “Reflections”

Sally Gordon,  University of Pennsylvania
Michael Grossberg, Indiana University
Kenneth W. Mack, Harvard University
Daniel T. Rodgers, Princeton University
Emma Rothschild, Harvard University
Chair: Stanley N.  Katz, Princeton University

3:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Closing Remarks

Hendrik “Dirk” Hartog, Princeton University

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Reception
Location: Chancellor Green, Rotunda