HISTORICAL RESEARCH

 

Dr. James E. Dory, who publishes historical works as James E. Dory-Garduño, researches and publishes on the history of the County and Kingdom of Castile, the Colonial Latin America, 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 issued in the seventeenth through early nineteenth centuries.  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 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.

 

Dr. Dory has conducted research in Spain, investigating 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.

 

He has been a fellow at the Center for Southwest Research at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM and a Mellon award recipient. In 2018, Dr. Dory received the Gilberto Espinosa Prize for the best article published in the New Mexico Historical Review in 2017. This article, “Algodre v. Coreses: Owning the Commons in Fifteenth-Century Castile with Implications for New Mexico Land Grants,” argues that common lands, such as ejidos, montes, and pastos, were owned by villages and towns, not the crown, as asserted by later tribunals in the Americas.

 

 

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.  Winner of the 2017 Espinosa Prize.

 

“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.

 

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 Legal 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

 

“Take and Hold: Fernando III of Castile's Crusades against Quesada and Cordoba and His Ensuing Land Grants.” Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East (SSCLE), International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 9, 2014.

 

“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, researches and publishes on the history of the County and Kingdom of Castile, Colonial Latin America, 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 issued in the seventeenth through early nineteenth centuries.  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 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.

 

Dr. Dory has conducted research in Spain, investigating 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.

 

He has been a fellow at the Center for Southwest Research at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, a Mellon award recipient. In 2018 Dr. Dory received the Gilberto Espinosa Prize for the best article published in the New Mexico Historical Review in 2017. This article, “Algodre v. Coreses: Owning the Commons in Fifteenth-Century Castile with Implications for New Mexico Land Grants,” argues that common lands, such as ejidos, montes, and pastos, were owned by villages and towns, not the crown, as asserted by later tribunals in the Americas.

 

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.  Winner of the 2017 Gilberto Espinosa Prize.

 

“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.

 

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 Legal 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

 

“Take and Hold: Fernando III of Castile's Crusades against Quesada and Cordoba and His Ensuing Land Grants.” Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East (SSCLE), International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 9, 2014.

 

“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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Albuquerque, NM 87114

 

Office (505) 550-0395

Fax     (505) 550-0395

Hours 8:30-5:00 pm M-F

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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.

Lawyer Advertisement.

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

by Appointment

 

 

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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