GW Law is pleased to invite applications for the Richard & Diane Cummins Legal History Research Grant for 2013. The Cummins Grant provides a stipend of $10,000 to support short-term historical research using Special Collections at GW’s Jacob Burns Law Library, which is noted for its continental historical legal collections, especially its French Collection. Special Collections also is distinguished by its holdings in Roman and canon law, church-state relations, international law, and its many incunabula. The grant is awarded to one doctoral, LL.M., or S.J.D. candidate; postdoctoral researcher; faculty member; or independent scholar. The successful candidate may come from a variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to, law, history, religion, philosophy, or bibliography. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2012. More.
[The folks at the Burns Law Library would also like you to know that they have recently acquired a fifteenth-century manuscript, Statuta Placentiae. It "comprises the civil and criminal laws of the northern Italian province of Piacenza, dating to the reign of Galeazzo Visconti I, vice-duke of Milan, who issued the statutes in the 1320s." A page from it appears above.]