salyer lucy“The Forgotten Right of Expatriation:  Allegiance and Sovereignty in Reconstruction America,” April 23, 2012

Professor Lucy Salyer
History, University of New Hampshire


“Henry Ford’s War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech,” October 12, 2011

Victoria Saker Woeste
Research Professor, American Bar Association

alsup-benedict-2“If Lincoln Had Lived…?” October 21, 2009

Co-sponsored with the Northern District of California Court Historical Society and the Northern District Practice Program

Judge William Alsup, US District Court for the Northern District of California
Professor Emeritus Michael Les Benedict, History, Ohio State University

“Stranger in a Surprisingly Strange Land:  A Canadian Lawyer Defends Lord Conrad Black in US Federal Court in Chicago,” January 30, 2008

Co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Law and Society; the Berkeley Center for Law and Business; the Institute for Governmental Studies, and the Canadian Studies Program

Edward Greenspan, QC
Senior Partner, Greenspan, White

mann bruce“The Transformation of Law and Economy in Early America,” March 9, 2007

Professor Bruce H. Mann
Law, Harvard University


neal david“The Rule of Law in the Age of Terrorism — An Audit,” January 30, 2007

Co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Law and Society

Professor David Neal, QC
Visiting Scholar, Institute for Legal Research

witt john fabian--cropped“The King and the Dean:  Melvin Belli, Roscoe Pound, and the Common Law Nation,” November 9, 2006

Co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Law and Society

Professor John Fabian Witt
Law, Columbia University

williams robert“State Constitutions for the Twenty-First Century,” October 11, 2006

Co-sponsored with the Institute for Governmental Studies

Professor Robert F. Williams
Rutgers School of Law-Camden

gordon sarah barringer“The Almighty and the Dollar: Catholics, Protestants, and School Funding At Mid-Century,” April 6, 2006

Professor Sarah Gordon
Law, University of Pennsylvania


hartog hendrik“Someday All This Will Be Yours:  Aging Parents, Adult Children, and Inheritance in the Modern Era,” January 31, 2006

Co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Law and Society

Professor Hendrik Hartog
History, Princeton University

witte john--cropped“Separation of Church and State:  Facts and Fictions of American History,” February 7, 2005

Professor John Witte, Jr.
Law, Emory University

marcus daniel--cropped“Inside the 9-ll Commission:  The Bush White House, Executive Privilege, and Separation of Powers,” November 10, 2004

Daniel Marcus 
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (“9-11 Commission”)


scheiber--edited“Property Rights and Military Necessity in American Constitutional Law,” January 27, 2004

Co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Law and Society

Professor Harry N. Scheiber
Berkeley Law

sundell“Sweden During the Second World War,” November 5, 2003

Co-sponsored with the Robbins Religious and Civil Law Collection

Professor Jan-Olof Sundell
Law, Stockholm University

choper“School Vouchers:  Federal Constitutional Issues After the Cleveland Case,” September 18, 2002

Professor Jesse H. Choper
Berkeley Law