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American Society for Legal History Conference Session: “Neglected Histories of Law and Religion: Jewish Lawyers and Legal Reform in the Twentieth Century,” November 6, 2021 @ 2:40 – 4:05 pm

November 6, 2021 @ 2:40 pm - 4:05 pm

2:40 PM – 4:05 PM

Neglected Histories of Law and Religion: Jewish Lawyers and Legal Reform in the Twentieth Century (Frenchman 1)

Chair: Kenneth Mack, Harvard Law School (kmack@law.harvard.edu), Commentator: Kenneth Mack, Harvard Law School (kmack@law.harvard.edu)

William Forbath, University of Texas School of Law (wforbath@law.utexas.edu)
Class Struggle, Group Rights and Socialist Pluralism on the Lower East Side: Radical Lawyering and Constitutional Imagination in the Early Twentieth Century

Amalia Kessler, Stanford Law School (akessler@law.stanford.edu) Religion, Arbitration, and the State: The Jewish Conciliation Court as the “Official Arbitrating Organ” of the State-Run Courts, 1919-1950

Elizabeth Katz, Washington University School of Law (elizabeth.katz@wustl.edu)
Faith and Family Formation: Jewish Lawyers and Interreligious Adoption Advocacy during the Civil Rights Movement

Note from the organizers: We are very excited about the upcoming program our program committee has developed, and wanted to make sure a working link to the conference schedule reached your inbox. So please, take a moment to look at the terrific panels and other events on tap this year at the 2021 ASLH annual conference. Additionally, we know the course of the COVID-19 pandemic can change rapidly. New Orleans policies are detailed here. The Society is committed to updating the 2021 ASLH annual conference webpage as such information comes to us. We invite you to check back often for additional updates.


November 6, 2021
2:40 pm - 4:05 pm
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