[PAST EVENT] A Conversation about Books and the Making of Early Virginia Law

October 18, 2019
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Law School, Room 120
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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A discussion featuring Warren M. Billings (University of New Orleans), Davison M. Douglas (William & Mary Law School), Mitchell Frass (University of Pennsylvania) and Karin Wulf (Omohundro Institute). Free; RSVP below to reserve your seat. Reception to follow and tour of exhibit in The Wolf Law Library.

This discussion corresponds with the opening of an exhibit of 16th-18th century law books, British Antecedents: American Liberties?  An Exhibit of Early Law Books from the Collection of Sid Lapidus. Texts on display will include compendia such as Sir Thomas Smith’s De Republica Anglorum: The Manner of Government or Policies of the Realme of England (1583), supplemented topical tracts such as William Prynne’s An Humble Remonstrance to His Majesty, Against the Tax of Ship-Money (1641), and books of professional advice such as William Fulbeck’s A Direction of Preparative to the Study of the Law: Wherein is Shewed, What Things Ought to be Observed and Used of Them That are Addicted to the Study of Law, and What on the Contrary Part Ought to be Eschewed and Avoyded (1620).

This event is the same day as the symposium at the Law School on "Law and Legal Culture in Early America." As of October 11, the symposium is over subscribed.  To place your name on a waiting list, please fill out his form.