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Session Title

Legal History: Was Emancipation Legal: Reflections on the Sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation

This session explores whether emancipation was legal or constitution.  Speakers will approach this from the historical perspectives of abolitionist legal theory, property law, the law of war, and constitutional law.  Because we have seven panelists, we will have very short papers – sort of summary statements from each of the panelists -- followed by audience participation.


Business Meeting at Program Conclusion.

Henry L. Chambers, Jr., The University of Richmond School of Law
Danielle Holley-Walker, University of South Carolina School of Law
Sanford Levinson, The University of Texas School of Law
Sandra L. Rierson, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
John F. Witt, Yale Law School
Date & Time
6360 Legal History: $0.0000