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The Constitution of 1818 And Beyond

Saturday, November 3, 2007
University of Connecticut School of Law
William F. Starr Hall, 45 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, Connecticut

The Association for the Study of Connecticut History, Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society, University of Connecticut School of Law, and The Acorn Club are pleased to present a daylong conference on Connecticut constitutional and legal history. The conference will be held at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford and will feature both concurrent and plenary sessions.

The focus will be on events surrounding the drafting and adoption of the Constitution of 1818, with two thirds of the papers addressing subjects related to this topic. Former State Historian Christopher Collier will be speaking at the opening plenary on “Why Connecticut Really Is the Constitution State.” At the afternoon plenary, Douglas Arnold, editor of The Public Records of the State of Connecticut, and Richard Buel, Jr., co-editor of Original Discontents: Commentaries on the Creation of Connecticut’s Constitution of 1818, will discuss these recently published works.

      ASCH sponsored a conference with a similar theme in 1988 called, “350 Years: Legal and Constitutional Developments in Connecticut, 1638-1988,” and is looking forward to its first joint conference with the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society. We hope that all those with an interest in the constitutional and legal history of our state will attend.

ASCH thanks the University of Connecticut School of Law, Dean Jeremy Paul, and Associate Dean Laurie S. Werling for hosting the conference. We also thank the Connecticut Humanities Council for its continued support of ASCH programs.

  Allen Ward
President ASCH