Conference in Honor of Professor Morton Horwitz

Just two weeks from today, one of the greatest legal historians of our time, Professor Morton Horwitz will be honored. Together with the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the Illinois Legal History Program is co-sponsoring A Conference in Honor of Professor Morton Horwitz, to be held on September 26-27, 2008, at the Harvard Law School. The updated program, complete with room locations, can be found by clicking here. All Conference Roundtables take Place in the Ropes Gray Room, Pound Hall, at Harvard Law School, except: Roundtable IV, which takes place in Austin Hall, West Classroom and the Reception, which will take place in the Austin Hall Rotunda (outside of Austin West). There is no pre-registration and the event is free of charge. The reception is open to all. Opening remarks will be made by Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan.

The event will feature multiple roundtables, on various topics such as The Constitution, the Courts and American Legal Thought, and New Legal Perspectives on the Long Nineteenth Century. As you will see by reviewing the program, the sheer number and caliber of legal scholars attending and speaking at this program attests to Professor Horwitz’s influence within the field of legal history. Professor Horwitz is well-renowned for many things including his seminal work, The Transformation of American Law, 1870-1960.

I would strongly urge anyone with an interest in legal history to attend this amazing conference. On Saturday, September 27th, Professor Horwitz will make his remarks after an introduction by his wife, Professor Pnina Lahav of Boston University Law School. I feel doubly fortunate to have been able to work with both Professors Lahav and Horwitz during my career, and can only wish that all law librarians and law students should have such an opportunity to work and learn from the likes of these two amazing professors, scholars, and down-to-earth individuals. In my humble opinion, they are without equal.

I would like to thank Professor Dan Hamilton from the Unversity of Illinois College of Law for his efforts in organizing this conference.

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