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Vanderbilt Legal History Colloquium

Vanderbilt Legal History Colloquium 2020-21

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

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


9/14/20: Ari Bryen, Vanderbilt 

“Law as Dialogue” (link - VU access only)


10/19/20: Nate Holdren, Drake University

Injury Impoverished: Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and the 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 and further information at


11/16/20: Daniel Sharfstein, Vanderbilt

Arbitration in New York’s Fur Business and the Private Law of Immigration, 1914-38 (link - VU access only)


2/1/21: Kim Welch, Vanderbilt

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


2/22/21: Taryn Marashi, Vanderbilt

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


3/15/21: Jessica Lowe, Vanderbilt 

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


4/12/21 Sara Mayeux, Vanderbilt

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