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Rose lecture to explore legal history

February 09, 2009

Professor Jonathan Rose, of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, will explore legal history in his lecture, "Musing on Clio and Legal History: Some Whys & Whats," at the Fifth Annual Rare Book Lecture, which will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12 at the University of Texas School of Law. 

Rose, the Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar and Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology, will lecture on legal historiography and legal history as a discipline.

Clio, mentioned in the title of the lecture, is the muse of history, and Rose will lecture on the reasons for studying the past, history, and legal history. He will explore the various reasons that academic historians and legal historians are interested in teh past and the different ways in which they use it. This discussion will also shed light no the nature of legal history as a discipline.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 3 p.m. in the Sheffield Room, Townes Hall, at the University of Texas School of Law.

Judy Nichols,
(480) 727-7895
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law