Video Series

  • Michelle McKinley On Fractional Freedoms McKinley cover image PNGProfessor Michelle McKinley, the Bernard B. Kliks Associate Professor of Law at the University of Oregon School of Law, discusses her forthcoming book Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600-1700 (Cambridge University Press, September 2016). The book explores slavery and what Professor McKinley terms “fractional freedoms” in the context of colonial ... Read more
  • Robert W. Gordon on Taming the Past Gordon_Robert rectangleProfessor Robert W. Gordon of Stanford Law School discusses his forthcoming book: a collection of essays entitled Law in History, History in Law: Taming the Past. The essays examine the ways in which lawyers make use of history and attempt to “tame” it to their own purposes. In the video clips below, Professor Gordon discusses ... Read more
  • Sophia Lee and Michelle McKinley on Archival Finds Material_in_the_New_Orleans_city_archives(open access)What makes an archival visit go from good to great? Professors Michelle McKinley of Oregon University School of Law and Sophia Lee of the University of Pennsylvania Law School discuss “happenstance discoveries” made in the archives and the significance of these finds to their own projects. Read more about the works shaped by this archival ... Read more