The Legal History Consortium is jointly sponsored by the Law School and the Graduate 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 American history and law and are committed to training graduate students in the best tradition of interdisciplinary work. The Consortium sponsors a speaker series, a joint degree program in law and history, and conferences.
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Serena Mayeri participates in podcast on Fighting Jane Crow: the Multifaceted Life and Legacy of Pauli MurrayListen to the BackStory podcast on one of the most influential but little-known figures in modern American history.
The article, published in the Boston Review, discusses the disproportionate effect that COVID-19 is having among vulnerable populations.
In the midst of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Professor Sarah Barringer Gordon offers commentary on the legal history of epidemics in the United States from 1890 to the present.
A renowned legal historian, Tani will be the Seaman Family University Professor, with faculty appointments in the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and in the Department of History in the School of Arts and Sciences.