As part of a co-operative effort with the University of Central Florida, Department of History, the Historical Committee of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida will conduct a one day symposium on October 26, 2012 in conjunction with the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the court. A call for papers has been made and it is anticipated that those selected will be included in a collection to be published with the support of the Florida Historical Quarterly. The essays are intended for use in undergraduate and post-graduate studies in history and law. Targeted are students with advanced ability to analyze contemporary legal history in a social, political, and economic context.
The collection will examine the historical background surrounding the establishment of the Middle District Court, and important criminal and civil litigation heard and determined. Themes we hope to see covered in the collection include:
• The Court’s role in implementing school integration within the Middle District
• Key decisions involving organized and white collar crime
• Economic and social impact of specific civil litigation cases
• General historical analyses of the federal trial court system.
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)