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The American Society for Legal History (ASLH) Student Research Colloquium, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 3-4, 2021

November 3, 2021 - November 4, 2021

From the organizers:

The American Society for Legal History (ASLH) will host a Student Research Colloquium (SRC) on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The SRC annually brings eight graduate students to the site of the ASLH annual meeting to discuss their in-progress dissertations and articles, under the guidance of distinguished, ASLH-affiliated scholars.

Target applicants include early-post-coursework Ph.D. students and historically minded law students.  Students working in all chronological periods and all geographical fields are encouraged to apply.  Applicants who have not yet had an opportunity to interact with the ASLH are welcome, as are those who have not yet received any formal training in legal history.  A student may be on the program for the annual meeting and participate in the SRC in the same year.

Each participating student will pre-circulate a paper to the entire group.  At the colloquium, faculty directors will lead discussions of  these papers.

The ASLH will provide at least partial and, in most cases, total reimbursement for travel, hotel, and conference-registration costs.  This year, one SRC participant will be awarded the Herbert Johnson Fellowship, named for a distinguished legal historian and past-president of the ASLH.

To apply, please submit the following three items to John Wertheimer at srcproposals@aslh.net:

  • a cover letter, describing, among other things, how far along you are and approximately how many years remain in your course of study;
  • an up-to-date CV; and
  • a two-page, single-spaced research statement that begins with a title and proceeds to describe the in-progress research project that you propose to present at the colloquium.

Application deadline: June 1, 2021.


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