The Society sponsors the biennial J. Willard Hurst Summer Institutes in Legal History in partnership with the Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin Law School. The purpose of the Hurst Summer Institute is to advance the approach to legal scholarship fostered by the long-time dean of historians of American law, J. Willard Hurst, by bringing junior scholars from law, history, and other disciplines to Madison, Wisconsin, for two weeks to participate in seminars and discuss their work with senior scholars.
Applications for the seventh Hurst Summer Institute, which will be held June 9–22, 2013, closed on January 15, 2013. Hendrik A. Hartog of Princeton University will lead this summer’s Institute. For future reference, information concerning applications may be found here.
A full account of the Institute, including the program and the names and biographies of the fellows, may be found on its website.
Willard Hurst Memorial Fund Committee
Elizabeth Hillman (2011), Chair, University of California, Hastings <email>
Lauren Benton (2012), New York University <email>
Fahad Bishara (2012), Harvard University <email>
Hendrik A. Hartog (ex officio) (Hurst Institute Leader), Princeton University <email>
Rebecca Mclennan (2012), University of California, Berkeley <email>
Dylan Penningroth (2012), Northwestern University <email>