Joshua Tate

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Joshua Tate, associate professor of law at Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University, will present a talk titled "Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest" Monday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in Parkinson 117.

This year marks the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest issued by Henry III of England, which allowed Englishmen to use certain common lands wrongly claimed by King John and predecessors.

Both the Charter of the Forest and Magna Carta will be used a jumping—off point for discussion about what rights should be considered fundamental and whether the Magna Carta deserves its longstanding reputation as one of the most important documents in legal history.

Tate’s presentation is hosted by the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor and is part of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Speaker Series.

Tate also will meet with students who are interested in going to law school. Interested individuals should email Dr. Kristi DiClemente, visiting assistant professor of history, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.


Feb. 17, 2017