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Legal History Consortium

The Legal History Consortium is jointly sponsored by the Law School and the History Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

It was formed to promote interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and education in law and history, with a focus on the American legal past. Faculty members affiliated with the Consortium specialize in the intersection of history and law and are committed to training graduate students in the best tradition of interdisciplinary work.

Karen Tani

Prof. Tani L’07 leads Law School’s Legal History Consortium through historic times

The Legal History Consortium, jointly sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and the Penn’s Graduate History Department, was formed to promote interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and education in law and history.

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Silverman Classroom

Learn more about the joint JD/PhD in American Legal History

Offered through the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and the Department of History, the JD/PhD Program allows students to take a deep dive into the complex field of legal history.

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News and Events

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Legal History Workshop

Kris Collins

Serena Mayeri contributes to North Carolina Public Radio’s Pauli The Podcast

Hear her comments on Episode One: Pauli Murray vs. Jane Crow

California is finally confronting its history of slavery. Here’s how.

Read the most recent op-ed in The Washington Post by Sally Gordon.

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

Legal History Workshop

Contact the Center

Sarah Barringer Gordon

Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History

sbgordon@law.upenn.edu