Paul L. Caron

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Yale Hosts Symposium On The Legal Treatise: Past, Present, And Future

Yale hosts a symposium today on The Legal Treatise: Past, Present, And Future (registration):

Yale Law Logo (2020)The Lillian Goldman Law Library, with the generous support of the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund at Yale Law School, is pleased to announce its second legal information symposium: “The Legal Treatise: Past, Present, and Future,” scheduled to take place at Yale Law School on Friday, March 24, 2023. The papers presented at this event will be published as a special symposium issue of Law Library Journal. This symposium will examine the legal treatise as a source and genre through the lenses of history, authorship, identity, and transition. 

Welcome Remarks 

  • Femi Cadmus (Librarian, Yale; Google Scholar
  • Heather Gerken (Dean, Yale) 

Keynote Address 

  • John Langbein (Yale), The Rise and Fall of Legal Academic Treatise Writing in the United States

Panel I: Historical and Comparative Perspectives

  • Rachel Gordon (Yale) (moderator) 
  • M.H. Hoeflich (Kansas; Google Scholar), Reprinting English Treatises in Antebellum America
  • Carlton F.W. Larson (UC-Davis; Google Scholar), Treason and Treatise: English Legal Treatises in the American Revolution and Early National Period
  • Shawn Nevers (BYU; Google Scholar), The Treatise and the Code

Panel II: Authorship

  • Fred Shapiro (Yale) (moderator)
  • John Cannan (Villanova; Google Scholar), Joel Bishop's Reign as King of the Treatise Writers and What it Means for Persuasive Authority
  • Wesley Oliver (Duquesne) & Nicole Singleton (Duquesne), Nineteenth-Century Treatise Writers and Legal Codifiers Created a Fossil Record of Framing-Era Miranda Warnings
  • Anne Rajotte (Connecticut), Zephaniah Swift and Swift's System of Laws

Panel III: Identity

  • Nicholas Mignanelli (Yale) (moderator)
  • Jane Bahnson (Duke) & Wickliffe Shreve (Duke; Google Scholar), Legal Treatises and the Evolution of Civil Rights Case Law
  • John Moreland (Indiana-Maurer), To Train the Legal Mind: An Inquiry in the Law of Negro Slavery and the Creation of a Pro-Slavery Legal Education
  • Simon Stern (Toronto; Google Scholar), The Treatise and the Human Figure

Panel IV: Transition

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