Jefferson's Legal Commonplace Book Symposium


Necessary to Form a Lawyer:

Law, History, and Political Thought

in Thomas Jefferson’s Legal

Commonplace Book

Princeton University, May 9–10, 2019

Thursday, May 9

McCormick 101

4:30–6:00pm: Keynote Address

            Introduction: Stanley N. Katz, Princeton

            Address: David Konig and Michael Zuckert

Friday, May 10

McCormick 101

Panel 1, 8:30–10:00am: Commonplacing: Jefferson’s Method and Purpose

            Sarah Rivett, Princeton, chair

            Earle Havens, Johns Hopkins

            Tony Grafton, Princeton

            Karin Wulf, Omohundro Institute

Panel 2, 10:15–11:45am: Underpinnings of the Law (I): Jefferson and the Whig Tradition

            Dirk Hartog, Princeton, chair

            Bernadette Meyler, Stanford

            David Lieberman, Berkeley

            Daniel Hulsebosch, NYU

Panel 3, 1:15–2:45pm: Underpinnings of the Law (II): History and Political Philosophy

            Michael Zuckert, University of Notre Dame, chair

            Hannah Spahn, Universität Potsdam

            Frank Cogliano, University of Edinburgh

Panel 4, 3:00–4:30pm: From Studying Law to Making Laws: The State in the Legal Commonplace Book

            Stan Katz, Princeton, chair

            Jessica Lowe, UVA

            Christopher Michael Curtis, Georgia Southern-Armstrong

            Ellen Holmes Pearson, UNC-Asheville

5:00–6:00pm: Closing Remarks   McCormick 101

            Introduction: Sean Wilentz, Princeton

            Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Law


Sponsored by:

Papers of Thomas Jefferson

Princeton University Press

Center for Collaborative History

Program in Law and Public Affairs

James Madison Program

Humanities Council

Program in American Studies