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This semester, Boston College is hosting the Boston-Area Legal History Colloquium, a distinctive forum where budding legal historians can receive feedback on works-in-progress—an important step for young scholars to fine-tune their research to a point where it can be submitted for publication.

“I was interested in creating a new opportunity for graduate students to discuss their research in a collegial atmosphere and build an intellectual community,” said Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences graduate student Dennis Wieboldt III '22, who secured a grant from the American Society for Legal History to support his initiative.

The first BALHC session was held January 28 and subsequent sessions are scheduled for February 18, March 18, and April 15. At each session, select graduate students present their research and a respondent offers comments, leading into a group discussion among colloquium participants.