Historical Research

 

Dr. James E. Dory, who publishes historical works as James E. Dory-Garduño, utilizes his skills as an attorney-historian to research and publish on the legal history of the County and Kingdom of Castile, the Americas, and the U.S. West.

 

He has traced the history of some of New Mexico's most difficult legal problems associated with the Spanish land grants.  He has commented and testified on land use issues in legislative venues at the local, county, and state level.

 

In law school Dr. Dory wrote on issues of sovereignty, federal Indian law, U.S. Constitutional Law, Castilian, and Spanish law.  In addition to this, he penned the drafts in one summer to what would become three published articles (two peer-reviewed) while working his way through law school.

 

He has been a fellow at the Center for Southwest Research at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, a Mellon award recipient, and served in numerous capacities as a graduate and law student at the University of New Mexico and Saint Louis University.

 

As a Ph.D. candidate in History at UNM, he traveled to Spain and researched land disputes in the archives of the Audiencia Real Castellana in Valladolid. He wrote his dissertation on Castilian law (often referred to as Spanish law) and its influence in the Americas, particularly concerning land and water.  As such, he is an expert on the underlying law of the Spanish land grants of New Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Algodre v. Coreses: Owning the Commons in Fifteenth-Century Castile with Implications for New Mexico Land Grants. New Mexico

              Historical Review 92:1 (2017): 53-77.

 

“The Adjudication of the Ojo del Espíritu Santo Grant of 1766 and the Recopilación.” New Mexico Historical Review 87:2 (2012): 167-208.

 

“The 1766 Ojo del Espíritu Santo Grant: Authenticating a New Mexico Land Grant.” Colonial Latin American Historical Review 16:2

               (2007): 157-196.

 

“Governor Tomás Vélez Cachupín and the Pueblos.” Office of the State Historian of New Mexico, June, 2008.

 

“The Forging of Castilian Law: Land Disputes before the Royal Audiencia and the Transmission of a Legal Tradition.” Ph.d. Diss.

               University of New Mexico, 2013.

 

Book Reviews

 

Spanish Colonial Lives: Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1705-1774.  Edited by Linda Tigges. Translated by

               J. Richard Salazar. New Mexico Historical Review 90:3 (2015): 387-88.

 

Forthcoming Book Reviews

 

Advocates for the Oppressed: Hispanos, Indians, Genízaros, and Their Land in New Mexico, by Malcolm Ebright. (Albuquerque:

              University of New Mexico Press, 2014. 448 pp.; notes, bibliography, index.)

 

Other Major Research Papers

 

“A Historiographical Investigation into the Castilian Audiencia and Late-Medieval Iberian egal History.” Pre-Modern Mediterranean

               Seminar, UNM  2011.

 

“Converging on Cádiz: A Historiographical Essay on Political Ideology and Representation in the Forging of the Spanish Constitution of

               1812.” Modern Spain Mini-Seminar, UNM, 2010.

 

“The Formation and Application of Medieval and Early-Modern Castilian Law.” Spain and Portugal to 1700 Mini-Seminar, UNM 2009.

 

“Land and Sovereignty: New Mexico’s Pueblos under the Laws of Spain, Mexico and The United States.” Writing Requirement, UNM

               School of Law, 2007.

 

“El Cid’s Conquest of Valencia and the Eleventh-Century Spanish Reconquista.” Crusades Seminar, Saint Louis University, 2002.

 

“Isabel La Católica’s Reform of the Spanish Episcopacy, 1474-1504,”  Reformation Europe, Saint Louis University, 2001.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

“The Legal Rights to the Common Lands in the Spanish Land Grants of New Mexico.” Presentation before the New Mexico Legislature Land Grant Committee, Tomé, New Mexico, July 11, 2013.

 

“The Latin and Castilian Language Origins of the Spanish Land Grants of New Mexico,” New Mexico Shared Knowledge Conference, Albuquerque, UNM, April, 2013.

 

“Historiography and Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, El Cid Campeador,” New Mexico DNA Project, Albuquerque Central Library, New Mexico, September, 2012.

 

“Late-Medieval Castilian Land Disputes in the Real Audiencia at Valladolid,” Selden Society, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May, 2012.

 

“Into the Chaos: The Byzantine Invasion of Visigothic Spain,” Medieval Studies Student Association, Spring Colloquium, UNM, November, 2011.

 

“Raiders of the Colonial Archives: The Papers, Research and Contributions of France V. Scholes, Eleanor B. Adams, and Ward Alan Minge to New Mexico History.” Presented with Sue Taylor, Center for Southwest Research, UNM, June 4, 2009.

 

“Governor Tomás Vélez Cachupín and the New Mexico Pueblos: Did the Governor Recognize Aboriginal Claims in his Grants to the Pueblos of Zía, Jémez, Santa Ana and Cochiti?” Center for Southwest Research and Office of the State Historian Sponsored Lectures, UNM, June, 2008.

 

 

 

The Dory-Garduño Law Firm has implemented successful strategies in district, appellate, and legislative venues since 2009.

 

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The materials contained on this website are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. The transmission or receipt of this information does not create an attorney-client relationship.  You should not act upon such information without seeking professional counsel.

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Historical Research

 

Dr. James E. Dory, who publishes historical works as James E. Dory-Garduño, utilizes his skills as an attorney-historian to research and publish on the legal history of the County and Kingdom of Castile, the Americas, and the U.S. West.

 

He has traced the history of some of New Mexico's most difficult legal problems associated with the Spanish land grants.  He has commented and testified on land use issues in legislative venues at the local, county, and state level.

 

In law school Dr. Dory wrote on issues of sovereignty, federal Indian law, U.S. Constitutional Law, Castilian, and Spanish law.  In addition to this, he penned the drafts in one summer to what would become three published articles (two peer-reviewed) while working his way through law school.

 

He has been a fellow at the Center for Southwest Research at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, a Mellon award recipient, and served in numerous capacities as a graduate and law student at the University of New Mexico and Saint Louis University.

 

As a Ph.D. candidate in History at UNM, he traveled to Spain and researched land disputes in the archives of the Audiencia Real Castellana in Valladolid. He wrote his dissertation on Castilian law (often referred to as Spanish law) and its influence in the Americas, particularly concerning land and water.  As such, he is an expert on the underlying law of the Spanish land grants of New Mexico.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

“Algodre v. Coreses: Owning the Commons in Fifteenth-Century Castile.”

           Forthcoming in the New Mexico Historical Review.

 

“The Adjudication of the Ojo del Espíritu Santo Grant of 1766 and the

           Recopilación.” New Mexico Historical Review 87:2 (2012): 167-208.

 

“The 1766 Ojo del Espíritu Santo Grant: Authenticating a New Mexico Land

          Grant.” Colonial Latin American Historical Review 16:2 (2007): 157-196.

 

“Governor Tomás Vélez Cachupín and the Pueblos.” Office of the State Historian

          of New Mexico, June, 2008.

 

“The Forging of Castilian Law: Land Disputes before the Royal Audiencia and the

          Transmission of a Legal Tradition.” Ph.d. Diss. University of New Mexico,

           2013.

 

Book Reviews

 

Spanish Colonial Lives: Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1705-1774.  Edited by Linda Tigges. Translated by J. Richard Salazar. New Mexico Historical Review 90:3 (2015): 387-88.

 

Forthcoming Book Reviews

 

Advocates for the Oppressed: Hispanos, Indians, Genízaros, and Their Land in New Mexico, by Malcolm Ebright. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2014. 448 pp.; notes, bibliography, index.)

 

Other Major Research Papers

 

“A Historiographical Investigation into the Castilian Audiencia and Late-Medieval Iberian egal History.” Pre-Modern

                 Mediterranean Seminar, UNM  2011.

 

“Converging on Cádiz: A Historiographical Essay on Political Ideology and Representation in the Forging of the Spanish
                Constitution of 1812.” Modern Spain Mini-Seminar, UNM, 2010.

 

“The Formation and Application of Medieval and Early-Modern Castilian Law.” Spain and Portugal to 1700 Mini-Seminar,

                UNM 2009.

 

“Land and Sovereignty: New Mexico’s Pueblos under the Laws of Spain, Mexico and The United States.” Writing

                Requirement, UNM School of Law, 2007.

 

“El Cid’s Conquest of Valencia and the Eleventh-Century Spanish Reconquista.” Crusades Seminar, Saint Louis University,

                  2002.

 

“Isabel La Católica’s Reform of the Spanish Episcopacy, 1474-1504,”  Reformation Europe, Saint Louis University, 2001.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

“The Legal Rights to the Common Lands in the Spanish Land Grants of New Mexico.” Presentation before the New Mexico Legislature Land Grant Committee, Tomé, New Mexico, July 11, 2013.

 

“The Latin and Castilian Language Origins of the Spanish Land Grants of New Mexico,” New Mexico Shared Knowledge Conference, Albuquerque, UNM, April, 2013.

 

“Historiography and Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, El Cid Campeador,” New Mexico DNA Project, Albuquerque Central Library, New Mexico, September, 2012.

 

“Late-Medieval Castilian Land Disputes in the Real Audiencia at Valladolid,” Selden Society, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May, 2012.

 

“Into the Chaos: The Byzantine Invasion of Visigothic Spain,” Medieval Studies Student Association, Spring Colloquium, UNM, November, 2011.

 

“Raiders of the Colonial Archives: The Papers, Research and Contributions of France V. Scholes, Eleanor B. Adams, and Ward Alan Minge to New Mexico History.” Presented with Sue Taylor, Center for Southwest Research, UNM, June 4, 2009.

 

“Governor Tomás Vélez Cachupín and the New Mexico Pueblos: Did the Governor Recognize Aboriginal Claims in his Grants to the Pueblos of Zía, Jémez, Santa Ana and Cochiti?” Center for Southwest Research and Office of the State Historian Sponsored Lectures, UNM, June, 2008.

 

 

 

 

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Copyright © Dory-Garduño Law Firm, LLC

The materials contained on this website are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. The transmission or receipt of this information does not create an attorney-client relationship.  You should not act upon such information without seeking professional counsel.

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Dory-Garduño Law

 505-550-0395

 Dory-Garduño Law Firm, LLC 10320 Cottonwood Park NW Suite E Albuquerque, NM 87114  Office (505) 550-0395 Fax (505) 550-0395 Hours 8:30-5:00 pm M-F

 

Copyright © Dory-Garduño Law Firm, LLC

The materials contained on this website are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. The transmission or receipt of this information does not create an attorney-client relationship.  You should not act upon such information without seeking professional counsel.

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