From the 2006 News Archive
Law School Creates Legal Historian’s Tour of Baltimore, Westminster Hall Historic Exhibit in Anticipation of American Society of Legal History’s National Conference
When the members of the American Society of Legal History (ASLH) gather in Baltimore for their annual conference
from Nov. 16-19, one of the highlights will be a plenary session in Westminster Hall (co-sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Law, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Baltimore School of Law), followed by a reception at the law school.
In preparation for the conference, the Thurgood Marshall Law Library
has created an online, legal historian’s Tour of Baltimore
. Additionally, a new historic exhibit is now on display in the hallway between the School of Law and Westminster Hall. Created by the Westminster Preservation Trust and using pictures, drawings and multimedia, the presentation covers the building’s journey from the First Presbyterian Church and Western Burial Ground to its current incarnation as Westminster Hall.
Topics to be presented at this year’s ASLH conference include "Judges, Juries, and the Law/Equity Line in England and America," "Law and the Changing Twentieth-Century State," and "Comparative Histories of Economic Organization," among many others. The ASLH publishes a quarterly newsletter, and Law and History Review
, a journal that furthers research and writing in the fields of the social history of law and the history of legal ideas and institutions.