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The Last Bankrupt Hanged: Capital Punishment for Bankruptcy in 18th Century England
Professor Emily Kadens, University of Texas at Austin School of Law, presents "The Last Bankrupt Hanged: Capital Punishment for Bankruptcy in 18th-Century England." This lecture frames the history of the Anglo-American bankruptcy tradition as a search for solutions to the basic problem: how to obtain the assistance of the debtor in his financial dismantling. Sponsored by the Law & History Society, the Duke Law Journal, the Business Law Society, and the Women Law Students Association.