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Emiliano Corral at TLHS, Nov. 4

Please join us for the next meeting of the Triangle Legal History Seminar, next Friday, Nov. 4, at the National Humanities Center from 4-6 pm.

Emiliano Corral (J.D. Ph.D., Duke Sanford School of Public Policy) will present his paper, "The Ending of the Convict Lease Program by the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company (TCI) in the Birmingham (AL) District: An Institutional Analysis".

 Please find a copy of the paper here.

Email if you have any questions.

Property Stories: How Torrens Title Failed to Solve All the Problems ...

This is a reminder that Paul Babie, Professor and Associate Dean, Adelaide Law School, Australia and John Orth of UNC's law school will be presenting a lunchtime program on the Torrens system on November 7 at UNC Law's faculty lounge.  The program, entitled "Property Stories: How Torrens Title Failed to Solve All the Problems, and Actually Created Some," is as follows:
The Prisoners of Adams Creek: Family, Race, Adverse Possession, and Torrens Title in North Carolina – John Orth
Beginning in 2002, litigation in Carteret County that began as a family quarrel has sent North Carolina lawyers scrambling to understand Torrens Title, has raised uncomfortable questions about the collision between race and the Progressive attempt to simplify land titles, and has led to the years-long imprisonment of two African-American men for contempt.  Adams Creek Assocs. v. Davis, 746 S.E.2d 1 (N.C. Ct. App.), disc. rev. denied, 748 S.E.2d 322 (N.C. 2013); Buck v. Davis, 772 S.E.2d 707 (N.…

Wertheimer on October 21 in Chapel Hill

We are very much looking forward to John Wertheimer and his students presenting on October 21.They will be presenting on  "State  v.  Posey: Criminal  Bargains  between  the  Enslaved  and  their Enslavers."  This will be in Chapel Hill at UNC's law school in 5001 (aka "The Boardroom").  Please note that this is NOT our usual location. This is our fall break, so campus will be pretty quiet that afternoon.  And we're expecting a beautiful fall afternoon to talk legal history. 

We'll be circulating the paper soon. If you'd like parking, please let me know.  Here is a link to directions and two maps that show the Route 54 parking lot and the UNC Law School.

The illustration is Eumenean Hall on the Davidson College campus.

The paper can be accessed by seminar participants through this link. (Please contact Ashton Merck for the password to the file if you are not already on the seminar listserv)