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Friday, December 11, 2015

Winter term schedule, Osgoode Society Legal History Group, Toronto

Please note that there are dates open. If you would like to present, please email Jim Phillips at


Wednesday January 20 - Michel Morin, University of Montreal: “The Recognition of Aboriginal Property and Territories in New France”

Wednesday March 2 – Kevin Crosby, University of Newcastle-on-Tyne: “Female Jurors in the English Assize Courts, 1920-1925”

Wednesday March 16 – Ryan Alford, Lakehead University: this "Understanding Judicial Tolerance of Executive Branch Unilateralism: Changing Dynamics in the American Federal Judicial Appointments Process 1972-2010"

Wednesday March 30 - Karen MacFarlane, York University, ‘Selling protections against arrest: Pushing and creating the limits of diplomatic immunity in the eighteenth century.’  

Thursday, December 10, 2015

CFP: ASLH annual meeting October 2016 (in Toronto)

Hello Canadian Legal Historians,
As many of you will know, the next annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History will be taking place in Toronto next fall. Here's the call for papers. We hope to see as many of you as possible there, whether presenting or just attending.

2016 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals
The 2016 annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History will take place in Toronto, Canada, October 27 – October 30, 2016. The Program Committee invites proposals on any facet or period of legal history, anywhere in the world. We also strongly encourage thematic proposals that range across traditional chronological or geographical fields.
Travel grants (covering airfare and ground transportation only) will be available for presenters in need, who must first seek support from their home institution. These resources are limited, and will be given only to presenters traveling from abroad, graduate students, post-docs, and independent scholars.
The Program Committee welcomes proposals for both full panels and individual papers, though please note that individual papers are less likely to be accepted. The Committee encourages the submission of a variety of different types of panel proposals, including: traditional 3-paper panels (with a separate chair-commentator); incomplete panels lacking either one paper or a chair-commentator (whether 2-paper panels with a chair-commentator, or 3-paper panels without a chair-commentator), which the Committee will try to complete; author-meets-reader panels; and roundtable discussions.
All panel proposals should include the following:
  • A single page listing the panel title, the titles of each paper, complete contact information for each presenter (including chair-commentator), and any special scheduling requests. (Note that we may not be able to accommodate all scheduling requests.)
  • a 300-word description of the panel
  • a c.v. for each presenter
  • for paper-based panels only: a 300-word abstract of each paper
Individual paper proposals should include:
  • a short (3 page) c.v. for each presenter (including complete contact information)
  • a 300-word abstract of the paper
Please note that AV equipment/PowerPoint capabilities will not be available.
The deadline for submitting proposals is March 15, 2016. Proposals should be sent as email attachments to  Substantive questions should also be directed to the Program Committee co-chairs, Bethany Berger and Victor Uribe, at