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Making Legal History: A Conference in Honor of William E. Nelson

 
Event Description - Making Legal History: A Conference in Honor of William E. Nelson
The NYU School of Law is delighted to invite you to Making Legal History: A Conference in Honor of William E. Nelson ’65, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, May 6-7, 2010.  We are especially excited to host a tribute reception and dinner celebrating Bill Nelson’s 70th birthday and three decades of the Samuel I. Golieb Fellowship Program and the NYU Legal History Colloquium on the evening of Thursday, May 6.

Thursday, May 6, 2010
2:00-3:30 p.m.  Panel I: Common Law and Statutory Regulation
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Chair:
Liam Murphy, NYU School of Law

Panelists:
Barry Cushman, UVA School of Law
Ambiguities of Free Labor Revisited: The Convict-Labor Question in Progressive-Era New York
Nina Dayton, University of Connecticut
Was the Warning of Strangers Unique to Colonial New England?
William Forbath, University of Texas School of Law
The Law of Nation Making and State Building Looks Different in the Archives

3:30-4:00 p.m Afternoon Break
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge   

4:00-5:30 p.m. Panel II: Tribute I
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
Colleagues discuss Bill’s influence on the field of legal history

Chair:
John Phillip Reid (LL.M.’60, J.S.D. ’62), NYU School of Law

Panelists:
Morton Horwitz, Harvard Law School
David Konig, Washington University
Hendrik Hartog, Princeton University
Larry D. Kramer, Stanford Law School
Lauren Benton, New York University

Cocktail Reception 6:00-7:00 p.m.
D’Agostino Hall, Lipton Hall Foyer
108 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012

Tribute Dinner 7:00-9:00 p.m.
D’Agostino Hall, Lipton Hall Dining Room

Welcome Remarks: Dean Richard Revesz, NYU School of Law
Address: President John Sexton, New York University


Friday, May 7, 2010
9:00-10:30 a.m. Panel III: Nineteenth-Century U.S. Legal History   
Furman Hall, Lester Pollack Colloquium
245 Sullivan Street, 9th floor, New York, NY 10012

Chair:
Troy McKenzie ’00, NYU School of Law

Panelists:   
Sally Gordon, University of Pennsylvania Law School
The Landscape of Belief: Disestablishment and Property
Daniel Hamilton, University of Illinois College of Law
The Congressional Record and the Interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment
Thomas Mackey, University of Louisville
‘It cant be cald stealin’: Legal Culture Among Civil War Soldiers

10:30-11:00 a.m. Morning Break   
Furman Hall, Lester Pollack Colloquium   

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Panel IV: 
Writing the Legal History of Race       
Furman Hall, Lester Pollack Colloquium

Chair:     
Deborah Malamud, NYU School of Law

Panelists:   
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, UVA School of Law
Discovering a Pragmatic Tradition of Civil Rights Lawyering
Mark Weiner, Rutgers School of Law
Style and Interpretation in Legal History
John Wertheimer, Davidson College
The Legalist’s Quantification: Counting as a Tool of Legal History

12:45-1:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch   
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

1:45-3:00 p.m. Panel V: Tribute II
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
Golieb Fellow alumni celebrate Bill’s influence

Chair:     
Daniel Hulsebosch, NYU School of Law

Panelists:
Christopher Beauchamp, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Jed Kroncke, Samuel I. Golieb Fellow '10

Jed Shugerman, Harvard Law School
Steven Wilf, University of Connecticut School of Law

3:00-3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break   
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge   

3:30-5:15 p.m. Panel VI: Courts and Judges
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge

Chair:     
Barry Friedman, NYU School of Law

Panelists:
Susanna Blumenthal, University of Minnesota Law School
Moral Sense and Insensibility: The Plea of Moral Insanity in the Nineteenth-Century American Courtroom
Harvey Rishikof, National War College
In Pursuit of Heroes – The Culture of Judicial Biography: The Search for Clues of Integrity in the Legal Reasoning Process
Reuel Schiller, Hastings College of Law
An Unexpected Antagonist: Courts, Deregulation, and Conservative Judicial Ideology, 1980-1992
John Fabian Witt, Yale Law School
The Political Economy of Pain and Suffering: A Chapter in Honor of William E. Nelson

Schedule subject to minor changes.


For a list of hotels offering special rates for our conference attendees, please visit/download: Suggested Hotels for Making Legal History

 
Contact Information
Primary Contact
David Mora
Conference Coordinator Food Services & Special Events 110 West 3rd Street, M101
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-6112
david.mora@nyu.edu
 Secondary Contact
Date & Location
Date: 5/6/2010 to 5/7/2010
Location: NYU School of Law