The Berkeley Legal History Workshop is committed to providing a gathering place for Bay Area scholars who are working on legal history projects. We define legal history broadly, and encourage participation from scholars across disciplines, with a wide range of expertise. Though we meet at UC Berkeley, students and faculty from any institution are welcome to join us.
During the Fall and Spring semesters, the LHW meets monthly. We've adopted a discussion format; a presenter offers some opening remarks on his or her current work, and the group discusses the paper and offers insights and recommendations to the presenter. Graduate students and faculty alike are welcome to attend and present their work. Presenters are selected at the beginning of each semester, and all papers are circulated one week prior to each scheduled workshop. Light refreshments are served before each presentation.
In addition to our regular meetings, the LHW will host special faculty presentations. For example, during the Fall 2012 semester, Barbara Welke (University of Minnesota) and Karen Tani (UC Berkeley Law) joined us for special engagements. The Spring 2013 semester will be dedicated to the review of graduate student work.
If you are interested in joining the workshop, would like to be on our mailing list, or would simply like more information, please email Giuliana Perrone.