The Legal History Workshop features presentations by leading scholars from around the country who work in this interdisciplinary field. It will be attended by faculty from the Law School as well as a number of other University departments. Presentations will situate legal developments in social, political, intellectual, and cultural context, exploring a range of substantive and methodological questions arising in the course of legal-historical work. The papers will address historical questions at the intersection of law and society, especially the relationship of law and modernity. Students receiving academic credit for the workshop are not required to have a background in history--just a strong interest in learning about legal history and in taking part in the kind of enterprise this seminar represents; they will be full participants in the sessions and will be expected to prepare short critiques of the presented scholarly papers.