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Daniel Jacobson Jerusalem Workshop in Legal History- 2014 Meeting Schedule


The workshop meets every week during Spring term, Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00 PM, in Room 365, Law Building, Mt. Scopus Campus.





  • February 19, 2014: Douglas Harris, University of British Columbia: "Property and Sovereignty: An Indian Reserve in a Canadian City"

  • March 5, 2014: David Rabban, University of Texas: chapters 5 & 11 from Law's History: American Legal Thought and the Transatlantic Turn to History.

  • March 12, 2014: Michael Birnhack, Tel-Aviv University: The Melting Pot of Copyright Law: Urheberrecht in Jerusalem.

  • March 26, 2014: Geetanjali Srikantan, Tel-Aviv University: "Islamisation or Secularisation: The Trajectory of Anglo-Muhammadan Law".

  • April 2, 2014: Avishalom Westreich, Academic Center for Law and Business: "The Right to Divorce in the Jewish Legal Tradition – in Theory and in Practice"

  • April 30, 2014: Noam Magor, Tel-Aviv University: "To 'Coddle and Caress These Great Capitalists': Eastern Money and Constitution Making in the American West"

  • May 14, 2014: Gregory Alexander, Cornell Law School, “The Sporting Life: The Historical Origins of the Scottish Right to Roam”

  • May 14, 2014: Rohit De, Cambridge University: "Cows and Constitutionalism: Religious Rites and Economic Rights in the Indian Republic"

  • May 21, 2014: Jed Shugerman, Fordham University: "The Unexpected Origins of Modern Administrative State: Independence, Accountability, and the Interstate Commerce Commission"

  • June 11, 2014: Catharine McMillan, University of Reading: 'Judah Benjamin: Nineteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Legal Migrations'

  • June 18, 2014: Symposium celebrating the publication of Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia, by Mitra Sharafi (Wisconsin). Commenting will be Assaf Likhovski (Tel-Aviv University), Itzhak Lubelsky (Tel-Aviv University), and Binyamin Blum (Hebrew University of Jerusalem). Prof. Sharafi will respond.


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