Legal History

David Armitage, "Civil War: A Genealogy"

Civil war is like pornography--we think know it when we see it. Yet ideas of civil war have a long and contested history with multiple meanings and contested applications. This lecture offers a critical history of conceptions of civil war, with special attention to its legal definition since the nineteenth century.


79:34 minutes (72.85 MB)

2013 Fulton Lecture in Legal History: David Armitage, "Civil War: A Genealogy"

Date: 
05.09.2013
Location: 
Courtroom

Civil war is like pornography--we think know it when we see it. Yet ideas of civil war have a long and contested history with multiple meanings and contested applications. This lecture offers a critical history of conceptions of civil war, with special attention to its legal definition since the nineteenth century.

The Lawyer's Library in the Early American Republic

Author: 
Alison LaCroix

This essay appears in a volume titled Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Martha C. Nussbaum and Alison L. LaCroix, eds.) (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2013).

Alison LaCroix, "Sick and Tired?: The Supreme Court's New Old Federalism"

From the scores of briefs to the extended oral arguments to the widely watched announcement of the Supreme Court’s decision in June, the case of National Federation of Independent Business v.


44:10 minutes (40.45 MB)

Alison LaCroix Talks Federalism and the Supreme Court at First Monday Lunch

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
November 2, 2012

Few legal topics are more topical than the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, which was upheld by the Supreme Court in June but continues to inspire debate leading into Election Day.

Faculty: 
Alison LaCroix

James Oldham, “The Popular Press and the Law in Pre-Industrial England”

The 2012 Fulton Lecture in Legal History was given on May 2, 2012 by James C. Oldham, St. Thomas More Professor of Law and Legal History at Georgetown Law.


70:04 minutes (64.15 MB)

James Oldham, “The Popular Press and the Law in Pre-Industrial England”

The 2012 Fulton Lecture in Legal History was given on May 2, 2012 by James C. Oldham, St. Thomas More Professor of Law and Legal History at Georgetown Law.

Fulton Lecture in Legal History: “The Popular Press and the Law in Pre-Industrial England” by James Oldham

Date: 
05.02.2012
Location: 
Courtroom

The 2012 Fulton Lecture in Legal History will be given by James C. Oldham, St. Thomas More Professor of Law and Legal History at Georgetown Law.

Hendrik Hartog, "Quantum Meruit and Old Age Care in American Family Life"

This Fulton Lecture in Legal History, recorded May 5, 2011, draws from Professor Hartog's forthcoming book, Someday All This Will Be Yours: A History of Inheritance and Old Age. It uses transcripts from a series of late nineteenth and early twentieth century New Jersey cases to explore the problem of who should be paid for household work and for intimate caretaking.

Chicago Lawyer Magazine Lauds UChicagoLaw's Commitment to Interdisciplinary Education

School believes in interdisciplinary education
Danielle Feinstein
Chicago Lawyer
August 30, 2010

The University of Chicago Law School has offered interdisciplinary courses and programs since founding the John M. Olin Program in law and economics more than 50 years ago.

From the program's inception, the law school instituted interdisciplinary programs in the areas of philosophy, history, international law and literature.

Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill
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Alison LaCroix
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Laura Weinrib
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Martha Nussbaum
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Brian Leiter
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Richard A. Posner
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David A. Strauss
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