Legal History

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
Faculty: 
Alison L. LaCroix
Faculty: 
Laura Weinrib
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Martha C. Nussbaum
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Brian Leiter
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Richard A. Posner
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David A. Strauss

Sarah Barringer Gordon, "The Spirit of the Law: Separation of Church and State from 1945-1990"

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to welcome Professor Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History at Penn Law School, for the 2010 Fulton Lecture in Legal History.


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Sarah Barringer Gordon, "The Spirit of the Law: Separation of Church and State from 1945-1990"

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to welcome Professor Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History at Penn Law School, for the 2010 Fulton Lecture in Legal History.

Laura Weinrib

Assistant Professor of Law, Herbert and Marjorie Fried Teaching Scholar, Associate Member, Dept. of History

Laura Weinrib is a 2003 graduate of Harvard Law School. She completed her PhD in history at Princeton University in 2011. In 2000, she received an AB in literature and an AM in comparative literature from Harvard University. After law school, Weinrib clerked for Judge Thomas L. Ambro of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. From 2009 to 2010, she was a Samuel I.

Alison LaCroix Discusses States' Rights on Utah Public Radio

The Push for States' Rights
KUER, RadioWest
April 7, 2010

From health care reform opt-out to claims on federal land, the 2010 Utah legislative session got a lot of attention for bills that asserted "states' rights." But it's not just in Utah or the West - states around the country are challenging federal power on a wide variety of issues.

Faculty: 
Alison L. LaCroix

James Q. Whitman, "The Verdict of Battle"

In its classic form, a “decisive” pitched battle was a beautifully contained event, lasting a single day, killing only combatants, and resolving legal questions of immense significance. Yet since the mid-nineteenth century, pitched battles no longer decide wars, which now routinely degenerate into general devastation. Why did pitched battle ever work as a conflict resolution device?

James Q. Whitman, "The Verdict of Battle"

In its classic form, a “decisive” pitched battle was a beautifully contained event, lasting a single day, killing only combatants, and resolving legal questions of immense significance. Yet since the mid-nineteenth century, pitched battles no longer decide wars, which now routinely degenerate into general devastation. Why did pitched battle ever work as a conflict resolution device?


65:14 minutes (59.73 MB)
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