Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Legal History Roundtable tomorrow!

Anne Fleming will be joining us at the Boston College Law School Legal History Roundtable on Thursday, January 10. Anne Fleming is a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law Harvard Law School. Her research interests include American legal history and contract law, with a focus on the relationship between law and poverty. In 2011, the American Society for Legal History recognized her work with the Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars Award.

Ms. Fleming will be discussing her draft paper, entitled "The Rise and Fall of Unconscionability as 'The Law of the Poor.'”

The event begins at 4:30PM in the Rare Book Room and is an opportunity for Boston College faculty and faculty from other area institutions, students, and members of the Boston College community to meet and discuss this paper. Refreshments will be available starting at 4:15. Parking on the Boston College Law School campus requires a visitor's permit. If you will be able to join us, please let Judy Yi know in advance by emailing Judy will e-mail a copy of the paper to those who can attend. You can also direct any further questions to Judy.

As is the usual practice for the Roundtable, Ms. Fleming will start by speaking for 10-20 minutes about the project, e.g., what prompted her interest in the project, major points, difficult questions that she is struggling with, etc. Then we have a more general conversation with the group as a whole, present questions and comments, and so forth.