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Vanderbilt Legal History Colloquium

The 2020-21 Legal History Colloquium series is sponsored by the College of Arts and Science and the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.  Discussions are based on pre-circulated papers.  To sign up for the announcement list, please contact this year's Director, Kimberly Welch

Fall 2020

Held on Zoom from 12:45-2:15 (Mondays, CST)


9/14/20: Ari Bryen 

Law as Dialogue (link - VU only)


10/19/20: Nate Holdren, Drake University

Injury Impoverished: Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era (Cambridge, 2020)

Legal History Blog posts (10 posts)


11/13/20-11/14/20 (Th/Fri): American Society for Legal History mini conference (online and free)

Schedule will be posted at


11/16/20: Daniel Sharfstein, Vanderbilt

Arbitration in New York’s Fur Business and the Private Law of Immigration, 1914-38


1/25/20: Kim Welch, Vanderbilt 

Eulalie Mandeville’s Money: Black Moneylenders and Economic Citizenship in the Antebellum U.S. South


2/22/20: Taryn Marashi, Vanderbilt

"Your Blood, your Property, and your Honor are Sacred": Violating Privacy in Medieval Islamic Society


3/15: Jessica Lowe, Vanderbilt

Precocious and Premature: Claims of Illegitimacy Complicating an Inheritance Dispute in Sixteenth-Century Münster


4/12 Sara Mayeux, Vanderbilt

Title TBA