Legal History Program
The Legal History Program at the University of Chicago draws upon the faculty in both the Law School and the History Department to offer a range of courses in the history of law. The Program includes the American Legal History Workshop, which invites scholars to present their papers. The highlight of the Legal History Program each year is the Maurice and Muriel Fulton Lecture, an annual lecture by a distinguished historian of law.
The Maurice and Muriel Fulton Lectureship in Legal History was created in 1985 through a gift made by Mr. Fulton, a member of the class of 1942, and his wife Muriel, an alumna of the college. The Fulton Lecture presents a prominent legal historian to speak at the Law School.
The American Legal History Workshop examines issues arising at the intersection of U.S. law and history from the colonial period to the present. Workshop sessions are devoted to the presentation and discussion of papers by members of the faculty of the University of Chicago and other institutions.