Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


WMQ  &   EMSI Workshop—Early American Legal Histories

May 29–30, 2015 • Stewart R. Smith Board Room, The Huntington Library

Introduction | Program: May 29 • May 30
9:00–9:30 a.m.
Coffee
9:30–10:30 a.m.
Session 5

Chair: Peter C. Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute

“The Reception of the Statute of Northampton in Early America: Regionalism and the Evolution of Common Law Constitutionalism”
Saul Cornell, Fordham University

Craig Yirush, University of California, Los Angeles, Respondent

10:30–11:30
Session 6

Chair: Peter C. Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute

“Slaves and Lawyers: Freedom Suits and Legal Representation in Revolutionary and Early National Virginia”
Honor Sachs, Western Carolina University

Christine Walker, Texas Tech University, Respondent

11:30–12:00 p.m.
Coffee
12:00–1:00
Session 7

Chair: Peter C. Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute

“A Thousand Leagues from the Sun: The Birth of French Colonial Administration”
Alexandre Dubé, Washington University in St. Louis

Jennifer Spear, Simon Fraser University and Kathleen Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Respondents

1:00–2:30
Lunch
2:30–3:30
Session 8

Chair: Peter C. Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute

“Disputing New France: Metropolitan Authorities and Colonial Jurisdictions”
Helen Dewar, University of Toronto

Michael Goode, Utah Valley University, Respondent

3:30–4:30
Final Discussion

Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania

Registration is limited; requests for registration and access to the workshop papers should be sent to Tracy Hess (tshess@wm.edu).