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German Law Journal Symposium

Smashing the Machine

The Troubled Legacy of Kantorowicz’s KAMPF

9-10 September 2012
W&L School of Law / / Lexington, Virginia

A Symposium Considering Hermann Kantorowicz’s Incendiary Manifesto The Battle for Legal Science (Der Kampf um die Rechtswissenschaft) and the Universal Struggle to “Free Law” from Formalism.

Sponsored by the German Law Journal, DAAD, and the Frances Lewis Law Center

Co-Conveners

Russell Miller (W&L Law)

Paul Youngman (W&L German/Russian)

Cory Merrill (UC Berkeley Comparative Literature)                                  

Keynote Speakers                                                                               

James Whitman (Yale Law)

Vivian Curran (Pittsburgh Law)

Confirmed Panelists

Heather Perry (UNC Charlotte History Department)

Robert Norton (Notre Dame Department of German/Russian Languages)

Clayton Koelb (UNC Chapel Hill Department of German/Slavic Languages)

Cathy McCauliff (Seton Hall Law)

Florian Hoffmann (Erfurt University)

Karen Petroski (Saint Louis Law)

Erik Luna (W&L Law)

Alexander Somek (Iowa Law)

R.A.J. van Gestel (Tilburg University)

Other Guests

Dr. Bertram von Moltke (Minister Counselor/Head of Cultural Affairs, German Embassy)

Nora Demleitner (Dean W&L Law)

 

EVENT SCHEDULE | EVENT LOCATIONS

SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 9, 2012

SYDNEY LEWIS HALL

MOOT COURT LOBBY & CLASSROOM D

5:00 p.m. - Opening Reception - Moot Court Lobby

6:00 p.m. - Introductory Lecture - James Whitman - Classroom D

7:30 p.m. - Symposium Dinner - Alumni House [Invitation only]

 

MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 10, 2012

ELROD COMMONS

CHAVIS BOARD ROOM [206]

8:30 a.m. - Coffee | Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.Panel I - Kantorowicz's Kampf - An Intellectual History

Paul Youngman | Robert Norton | Heather Perry | Clayton Koelb

10:30 a.m. - Coffee

11:00 a.m. -Panel II - "Free Law" in German Jurisprudence

Cathy McCauliff | Alexander Somek | Florian Hoffman | Russell Miller

12:30 p.m. - Lunch for Participants - Elrod Commons

1:30 p.m.  - Panel III - The Legacy of "Free Law"

Karen Petroski | Cory Merill | Erick Luna | R.A.J. van Gestel

3:00 p.m. - Coffee

3:30 p.m. - Concluding Address -Vivian Curran

Closing Remarks