2015 Annual Meeting

2015 Washington, DC, October 29 – November 1

The ASLH will be returning to Washington, DC for its 2015 annual meeting.  The dates of the meeting will be Thursday, October 29, 2015 – Sunday, Nov 1, 2015, and the meeting hotel is the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Pre-registration for the 2015 Annual Meeting and hotel booking at the discounted rate has ended.  However, on-site registration will be available at the annual meeting.  Please note that for security reasons only those attendees who pre-registered will be able to attend the Plenary Reception at the US Supreme Court.  Attendance at the annual lunch will not be available to those who register on site for the hotel needs final numbers of lunch attendees prior to the meeting.

The final program is now available: 2015 ASLH Annual Meeting Program.



United Airlines is the official airlines of the meeting, and is offering discounts to meeting attendees.  Flights via Air Canada (“AC”), Austrian Airlines (“OS”), Tyrolean Airways (VO), Brussels Airlines N.C. (“SN”), Lufthansa German Airlines (“LH”), Swiss International Air Lines LTD (“LX”) and United codeshare flights operated by All Nippon Airways (“NH”) are also included. Note: united.com bookings and Canada Point of Sale itineraries only include United operated and marketed flights and United codeshare flights operated by AC, OS, SN, LH, LX and NH. Canada Point of Sale flights marketed by AC and all flights for Japan point of origin are excluded.  To secure a discount, you must book at http://www.united.com and enter ZUPH350778 in the Offer Code Box.

Transportation from Washington, DC Airports to the Meeting Hotel

From/To Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA):
Taxis to the hotel near the Washington DC metro are available outside the baggage claim area. Fare is approximately $14 – $18 (10-20 min)

Metro Washington, DC Subway: Take the Yellow line from the airport to the Gallery Place/Chinatown stop. Transfer to the Red line to Union Station (2nd stop). The Union Station Metro stop is located three blocks from the hotel. Fare is approximately $2.70 (20-25 min). Fares may vary based on time-of day. To check fares, visit the WMATA website.

Super Shuttle: Available 7 days a week. Shuttle vans are located at the airport, outside the baggage claim area at Ground Transportation. Look for blue vans with yellow lettering. The shuttles make multiple stops and drop off directly at the hotel. Advance reservations may be made by calling 800-BlueVan (800-258-3826) or on Super Shuttle’s website. Approximate fare is $14 one way, timing is dependant upon number of stops required by passengers.

From/To Dulles International Airport (IAD):
Taxis are available on the lower level outside baggage claim. Fare is approximately $60 – $80 (50-60 min)

Super Shuttle: Approximate fare is $26 one way ($10 for additional passengers in same party).

From/To Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI):
Taxis are available on the lower level outside baggage claim. Fare is approximately $63 (1 hour)

MARC TRAIN Washington, DC: This is a commuter train from BWI to Union Station, which is 3 blocks from the hotel. Approximate cost is $7 one way. The MARC train runs weekdays only. Click here for complete schedules and fares.

Super Shuttle: Approximate fare is $37 one way ($12 for additional passengers in same party).

From/To Union Station/Amtrak Washington, DC:
Hotel is located near Union Station, just 3 blocks away. Follow exit signs to get to the front of Union Station Washington, DC. Take E Street (between the semi-circle of flags) to the intersection of E Street, NW and New Jersey Avenue, NW. The hotel will be directly in front of you.

Taxis: Taxis are available outside the main entrance of Union Station. Approximate fare is $5.50, with possible surcharges.


AASLH 2015 Annual Meeting Suggested Attractions

Near the Hyatt/Capitol Hill

National Postal Museum 2 Massachusetts Ave, NE

(corner of North Capitol St.)

Open Daily 10:30 am—5 pm



Library of Congress – Jefferson Building

10 First Street SE

(between E. Capitol St & Independence Ave)

Open Mon-Sat 8:30 am—5 pm

Tours hourly, 10:30 am—3:30 pm (until 2:30 pm on Saturday)



United States Botanic Garden

100 Maryland Ave SW

(west side of Capitol Bldg, along Independence Ave)

Conservatory and National Garden Open 10 am—5 pm



U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

1 Capitol St NE & First St SE

Open Mon-Sat 8:30 am—4:30 pm

Exhibit: “Congress Investigates”

Tours of the Capitol Must Be Booked in Advance




555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

(corner of 6th St. NW)

Featured Exhibit: “1965: Civil Rights at 50”

Open Daily 9 am—5 pm



On the National Mall

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

14th St & Constitution Ave, N.W

Open Daily 10 am—5:30 pm

Exhibit: “American Enterprise”



National Gallery of Art

6th St & Constitution Ave NW

Open Mon-Sat 10 am—5 pm; Sun 11am—6 pm

Exhibit: “From the Library: Photobooks After Frank”



Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW

Open Daily 10 am—5:30 pm



National Museum of the American Indian

4th St & Independence Ave, SW

Open Daily 10 am—5:30 pm



Just Off the Mall

National Archives Museum

Constitution Ave NW  [between 7th & 9th St]

Open Daily 10 am—5:30 pm

Exhibits: “Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History” & “Records of Rights”



National Portrait Gallery

8th St NW & F St NW

Open Daily 11:30 am—7 pm

Exhibit: “Dark Fields of the Republic: Alexander Gardner Photographs, 1859-1872”



A Short Drive Away

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington, VA, across Memorial Bridge

Blue Line on the Metro

Open 8 am­—5 pm



George Washington’s Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway,

Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Open Daily 9 am—5pm




ASLH 2015 Annual Meeting

Restaurant Suggestions


Coffee and breakfast near the Hyatt

There is a Starbucks located up the block from the Hyatt, at 500 New Jersey Ave NW. The West Wing Café, at 300 New Jersey Ave NW, is a deli that offers breakfast sandwiches, omelets, and bagels. Union Station has a Starbucks, Au Bon Pain, Le Pain Quotidien, and Pret a Manger on the main floor and a few other options in the lower level food court.

Union Station/Near the Hyatt

Bistro Bis

15 E St NW

(btwn NJ Ave & N Capitol St)

Price: Expensive


Irish Times (Pub)

14 F St NW

(btwn NJ Ave & N Capitol St)

Price: Inexpensive


Union Pub

201 Mass. Ave NE (at D St)

Price: Moderate


Johnny’s Half Shell (seafood)

400 N Capitol St NW

(between D St & E St)

Price: Expensive


Charlie Palmer Steak

101 Constitution Ave NW

(at Louisiana Ave)

Price: Expensive


Texas de Brazil

455 Massachusetts Ave NW

(between 4th and 5th Ave)

Price: Expensive


Capitol Hill

We, the Pizza

305 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Price: Inexpensive

Good Stuff Eatery (burgers)

303 Pennsylvania Ave SE Price: Inexpensive


Sonoma Rest. & Wine Bar

223 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Price: Moderate to Expensive
Tortilla Coast (Mexican)

400 1st St SE (btwn D St & No. Carolina Ave)

Price: Moderate


Talay Thai

406 1st St SE (between D St & North Carolina Ave)

Price: Moderate



613 Pennsylvania Ave SE

(between 6th & 7th St SE)

Price: Moderate


Gallery Place/Chinatown

Clyde’s of Gallery Place

707 7th St NW

(between H & F St)

Price: Moderate to Expensive


Jaleo (tapas)

480 7th St NW (at E St.)

Price: Expensive


Matchbox (pizza, burgers)

713 H Street NW

(between 7th St & 8th St)

Price: Moderate


Nando’s Peri-Peri (Portuguese/South African)

819 7th St NW

(between H St & I St)

Price: Moderate


Zatinya (Mediterranean)

701 9th St NW (at G St)

Price: Expensive


Carmine’s (Italian)

425 7th St. NW

(between D and E St)

Price: Moderate


District Chophouse

509 7th St NW

(between F & E St)

Price: Expensive


Cab or Metro Ride


Grill from Ipanema (Brazilian)

1858 Columbia Rd NW

(btwn Belmont & Mintwood)

Price: Moderate


El Chalan (Peruvian)

1924 I St NW (at 20th St)

Price: Moderate


Host an ASLH Conference

The American Society for Legal History’s Annual Meetings Committee solicits volunteers from the Society’s friends to serve as local arrangements chair for the Society’s future Annual Meetings. Interesting venues, affordable hotel rates and reasonable funding support for meeting events are highly favored in site selection. Contact the committee’s chair, Craig Joyce of the University of Houston Law Center at <email>.

Members of the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2015 meeting are
Renee Lerner, Chair, George Washington University Law School <email>
Holly Brewer, University of Maryland <email>
Robert Cottrol, George Washington University Law School <email>
Daniel Ernst, Georgetown University Law Center <email>
Anne Fleming, Georgetown University Law Center <email>
Lewis Grossman, American University, Washington College of Law <email>
Daniel Holt, Federal Judicial Center <email>
James Oldham, Georgetown University Law Center <email>
Scott Pagel, George Washington University Law School <email>