Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Exemplary Legal Writing: The Green Bag's Historical Nominees

During November and early December, “the luminaries and sages” of the editorial board of The Green Bag select from a list of nominees those works that should appear in the 2012 Almanac & Reader as exemplars of good legal writing from the year just passed.

Historical entries in the book category include:
• Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford University Press 2011)
• Clare Cushman, Courtwatchers: Eyewitness Accounts in Supreme Court History (Rowman & Littlefield 2011)
• John A. Farrell, Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned (Doubleday 2011)
• Noah Feldman, Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Supreme Court Justices (Twelve 2010)

Historical entries in the category of “long articles” include:
• Josh Blackman, Outfoxed: Pierson v. Post and the Natural Law, 51 American Journal of Legal History 417 (2011)
• Christine Desan, Beyond Commodification: Contract and the Credit-Based World of Modern Capitalism, in 2 Transformations in American Legal History (Harvard University Press 2011) (Daniel W. Hamilton and Alfred L. Brophy, eds.)
• Alfred S. Konefsky, Simon Greenleaf, Boston Elites, and the Social Meaning and Construction of the Charles River Bridge Case, in 2 Transformations in American Legal History (Harvard University Press 2011) (Daniel W. Hamilton and Alfred L. Brophy, eds.)
• James E. Pfander and Daniel D. Birk, Article III and the Scottish Judiciary, 124 Harvard Law Review 1613 (2011)
• G. Edward White, The Origins of Modern American Legal History, in 2 Transformations in American Legal History (Harvard University Press 2011) (Daniel W. Hamilton and Alfred L. Brophy, eds.)

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Mary L. Dudziak said...

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