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This CRN brings together scholars interested in legal history, both American and non-American, of any time period from contemporary to ancient. We welcome a broad array of scholarly interests and methodological approaches. Our scholars explore the development of legal doctrines and jurisprudence, the evolution of legal institutions, and the changing role of law in society. They apply and develop a diverse set of methods, including those of social, intellectual, cultural, and critical history. The Law and Society Movement has long welcomed both legal historians and legal history and we hope this CRN extends the benefits of that relationship. Our goals include supporting methodological discussions across sub-specialties and between historical and other approaches to studying law and society; creating opportunities for cross-generational and inter-disciplinary professionalization; and encouraging publication of CRN research, such as edited volumes and symposia in law and society journals, law reviews, and outlets in our home disciplines. We discuss teaching methods and share syllabi and other teaching resources for undergraduate, graduate, and professional school classes on law and social movements.
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The implementation of European colonial projects altered political regimes around the world, spreading its peculiar versions of the concepts of governance, justice, rights, and law. These ideas and institutions have continued in postcolonial worlds, and continue to affect their legal practice. However, European legal régimes were not accepted blindly or completely. Instead the process of colonization led to negotiations – both political and outside of those more ‘formal’ settings - between the existing population and the European rulers. The Law and Colonization CRN proposes to examine legal formation in colonial states and the impact of those formations on the law of both the colonized and colonizers. Simultaneously, the CRN will also critically analyze arguments from colonial continuity. In examining the extent and nature of colonial influence on legal institutions and legal culture, are we unduly privileging the colonial encounter? It is our belief that a cross disciplinary approach combining theoretical and empirical strengths of various disciplines will create a fuller understanding of the interaction between law and colonial processes.
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