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February 5, 2009

“Musing on Clio and Legal History: Some Whys & Whats,” Tarlton Law Library’s fifth annual Rare Book Lecture

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Jonathan Rose

The Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas School of Law will present its fifth annual rare book lecture, “Musing on Clio and Legal History: Some Whys & Whats,” on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. The talk features Jonathan Rose, professor of law, Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, and faculty fellow, Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University.

In his talk, Professor Rose will lecture on the reasons for studying the past, history, and legal history. He will explore the various reasons that academic historians and legal historians are interested in the past and the different ways in which they use it. This discussion will also shed light on the nature of legal history as a discipline.

Clio, mentioned in the title, is the muse of history.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Law School’s Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111). Reception to follow.

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Contact: Elizabeth Haluska-Rausch, Rare Books Librarian and Archivist at the Tarlton Law Library, (512) 232-3802,