Necessary to Form a Lawyer: A Symposium on Law, History, and Political Thought in Thomas Jefferson's Legal Commonplace Book

May 9, 2019
Necessary to Form a Lawyer Poster

Keynoted by David T. Konig, Professor of History and Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis, and Michael Zuckert, Nancy R. Dreux Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame 

Thursday, May 9

McCormick 101

4:30–6:00pm: Keynote Address

            Introduction: Stanley N. Katz, Princeton

            Address: David Konig and Michael Zuckert

Friday, May 10

McCormick 101

Panel 1, 8:30–10:00am: Commonplacing: Jefferson’s Method and Purpose

            Sarah Rivett, Princeton, chair

            Earle Havens, Johns Hopkins

            Tony Grafton, Princeton

            Karin Wulf, Omohundro Institute

10:00–10:15am:  Break

Panel 2, 10:15–11:45am: Underpinnings of the Law (I): Jefferson and the Whig Tradition

            Dirk Hartog, Princeton, chair

            Bernadette Meyler, Stanford

            David Lieberman, Berkeley

            Daniel Hulsebosch, NYU

11:45am–1:15pm:  Lunch

Panel 3, 1:15–2:45pm: Underpinnings of the Law (II): History and Political Philosophy

            Michael Zuckert, University of Notre Dame, chair

            Hannah Spahn, Universität Potsdam

            Frank Cogliano, University of Edinburgh

2:45–3:00pm:  Break

Panel 4, 3:00–4:30pm: From Studying Law to Making Laws: The State in the Legal Commonplace Book

            Stan Katz, Princeton, chair

            Jessica Lowe, UVA

            Christopher Michael Curtis, Georgia Southern-Armstrong

            Ellen Holmes Pearson, UNC-Asheville

5:00–6:00pm: Closing Remarks   McCormick 101

            Introduction: Sean Wilentz, Princeton

            Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Law

6:00–7:00pm:  Reception

Video:

Jefferson's Legal Commonplace Book Symposium: Keynote Address

Jefferson's Legal Common Book Symposium: Panel 1- Commonplacing: Jefferson’s Method and Purpose

Jefferson's Legal Commonplace Book Symposium: Panel 2- Underpinnings of the Law (I): Jefferson and the Whig Tradition

Jefferson's Legal Commonplace Book Symposium: Panel 3- Underpinnings of the Law (II): History and Political Philosophy

Jefferson's Legal Commonplace Book Symposium: Panel 4- From Studying Law to Making Laws: The State in the Legal Commonplace Book

Jefferson's Legal Commonplace Book Symposium: Closing Remarks

Location:

McCormick 101

Cosponsored by:

  • Papers of Thomas Jefferson
  • Princeton University Press
  • Center for Collaborative History
  • Program in Law and Public Affairs
  • James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
  • Program in American Studies