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The Public Roots of Private Ordering: An Institutional Account of the Origins of Modern American Arbitration

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Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EDT
Barat HouseMap Location

Sponsored by The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Guest Speaker: Amalia D. Kessler is the Lewis Talbot and Nadine Hearn Shelton Professor of International Legal Studies and Professor (by courtesy) of History at Stanford University, as well as the Director of the Stanford Center for Law and History and the Jean-Paul Gimon Director of the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Her research has ranged broadly, including work that explores the intersections between law, market culture and process norms in both France and the United States.  Her most recent book—Inventing American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877 (Yale University Press)—appeared in 2017.  Her first book, A Revolution in Commerce: The Parisian Merchant Court and the Rise of Commercial Society in Eighteenth-Century France (Yale University Press) was awarded the American Historical 

The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy link to event:

 http://www.bc.edu/centers/cloughcenter/events/2017-2018/0412-Kessler.html