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Law and Society

Faculty within the Department are in dialogue with a group of colleagues in the Law School, exploring shared and overlapping research and teaching interests in the area of Law and History. In addition to well-established large courses on legal history (one on Anglo-American legal history and one on Constitutional Interpretation), there are now several seminars that address law and history, including one on race and citizenship and another on slavery and the law in the United States and in Latin America. Recent small conferences organized on campus have focused on race, gender, and the law, and one of these has yielded a volume on gender, honor and the law in Latin America. The faculty in this cluster characteristically use judicial records in their research, and interpret those records both in the light of social history and of jurisprudence. This interest in exploring the interplay of doctrine and practice makes the crossing of the boundary between the History Department and the Law School particularly easy, and two of our faculty now hold joint appointments in the two units.

Pär Cassel
Associate Professor
313 Weiser Hall 734.647.4868
Sueann Caulfield
Interim Director of Graduate Studies
2751 Haven Hall 734.647.7946
Sangita Saha
Doctoral Candidate in History and Women's and Gender Studies
Rebecca Scott
Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law
1749 Haven Hall 734.763.4779
Alex Votta
Doctoral Student in History and Law
Kate Wroblewski
Lecturer; Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies
1029M Tisch Hall 734.763-8905