Header Content 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, 20102:00-3:30 p.m. Panel I: Common Law and Statutory Regulation Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012Chair: Liam Murphy, NYU School of LawPanelists: Barry Cushman, UVA School of LawAmbiguities of Free Labor Revisited: The Convict-Labor Question in Progressive-Era New YorkNina Dayton, University of ConnecticutWas the Warning of Strangers Unique to Colonial New England? William Forbath, University of Texas School of LawThe Law of Nation Making and State Building Looks Different in the Archives3:30-4:00 p.m Afternoon Break Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge 4:00-5:30 p.m. Panel II: Tribute I Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg LoungeColleagues discuss Bill’s influence on the field of legal historyChair: John Phillip Reid (LL.M.’60, J.S.D. ’62), NYU School of LawPanelists:Morton Horwitz, Harvard Law School David Konig, Washington University Hendrik Hartog, Princeton University Larry D. Kramer, Stanford Law SchoolLauren Benton, New York UniversityCocktail Reception 6:00-7:00 p.m.D’Agostino Hall, Lipton Hall Foyer108 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012Tribute Dinner 7:00-9:00 p.m.D’Agostino Hall, Lipton Hall Dining RoomWelcome Remarks: Dean Richard Revesz, NYU School of Law Address: President John Sexton, New York UniversityFriday, May 7, 20109:00-10:30 a.m. Panel III: Nineteenth-Century U.S. Legal History Furman Hall, Lester Pollack Colloquium245 Sullivan Street, 9th floor, New York, NY 10012Chair: Troy McKenzie ’00, NYU School of LawPanelists: Sally Gordon, University of Pennsylvania Law School The Landscape of Belief: Disestablishment and PropertyDaniel Hamilton, University of Illinois College of LawThe Congressional Record and the Interpretation of the Fourteenth AmendmentThomas Mackey, University of Louisville ‘It cant be cald stealin’: Legal Culture Among Civil War Soldiers10:30-11:00 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 ColloquiumChair: Deborah Malamud, NYU School of LawPanelists: Tomiko Brown-Nagin, UVA School of LawDiscovering a Pragmatic Tradition of Civil Rights LawyeringMark Weiner, Rutgers School of LawStyle and Interpretation in Legal HistoryJohn Wertheimer, Davidson CollegeThe Legalist’s Quantification: Counting as a Tool of Legal History12:45-1:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 100121:45-3:00 p.m. Panel V: Tribute IIVanderbilt Hall, Greenberg LoungeGolieb Fellow alumni celebrate Bill’s influenceChair: Daniel Hulsebosch, NYU School of LawPanelists:Christopher Beauchamp, University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolJed Kroncke, Samuel I. Golieb Fellow '10Jed Shugerman, Harvard Law SchoolSteven Wilf, University of Connecticut School of Law3:00-3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge 3:30-5:15 p.m. Panel VI: Courts and JudgesVanderbilt Hall, Greenberg LoungeChair: Barry Friedman, NYU School of LawPanelists:Susanna Blumenthal, University of Minnesota Law SchoolMoral Sense and Insensibility: The Plea of Moral Insanity in the Nineteenth-Century American CourtroomHarvey Rishikof, National War CollegeIn Pursuit of Heroes – The Culture of Judicial Biography: The Search for Clues of Integrity in the Legal Reasoning ProcessReuel Schiller, Hastings College of LawAn Unexpected Antagonist: Courts, Deregulation, and Conservative Judicial Ideology, 1980-1992John Fabian Witt, Yale Law SchoolThe Political Economy of Pain and Suffering: A Chapter in Honor of William E. NelsonSchedule 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 InformationPrimary ContactDavid Mora Conference Coordinator Food Services & Special Events 110 West 3rd Street, M101New York, NY 10012(212) firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary Contact Date & LocationDate: 5/6/2010 to 5/7/2010Location: NYU School of LawClick here to view map.