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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
New Release: Empire by Treaty
Out recently from the Oxford University Press is Empire by Treaty: Negotiating European Expansion, 1...
Law and History Review 33:2 (May 2015) is now available online. Here are its contents: In Thi...
Here’s the TOC for the American Journal of Legal History 55:2 (April 2015): Scott D. Gerber , &qu...
Consequences of the Civil War for Congress and the Federal Government
The United States Capitol Historical Society announces it Spring 2015 annual symposium, Aftermath: ...
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Book Talk at the BPL: Dayton on "Robert Love's Warnings"
On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 6 – 7:30 p.m in the Abbey Room of the Boston Public Library at 700 Boylst...
On YouTube: Constitutional History and the Administrative State
I mentioned a few weeks back that I was participating in a conference on The Constitution and the Administrative State: Past, Present, and F...
New Release: Cannon on "The Green Movement and the Supreme Court"
New from Harvard University Press: Environment in the Balance: The Green Movement and the Supreme Court (April 2015), by Jonathan Z. Cannon...
Images and Imagination in Theorizing about Law Workshop
We have word of the conference Images and Imagination in Theorizing about Law Workshop , to be held ...
Monday, May 4, 2015
Conference: Fighting Inequality: Class, Race, and Power
[We have the following announcement.] Fighting Inequality: Class, Race, and Power is a joint conference of the Labor and Working-Class Hist...
Funk on Fusion in the Field Code
Kellen R. Funk, a doctoral candidate in History at Princeton University and a former Yale Legal History Fellow, has posted Equity without ...
Was Terry Francois Ahead of His Time?
Terry Francois (Source: SFAAHS / FoundSF ) If you lived in San Francisco in the 1960s or 1970s,...
Cushman on McReynolds's Other Law Clerks
Scholarship on the legal secretaries of the justices long eclipsed by the eminences who clerked for Brandeis, Cardozo, Holmes and Stone keep...
A Remembrance of Stanley Kutler, by Donald Rogers
Donald Rogers [This is the fourth in a series of posts in which the students of Stanley I. Kutl...
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Sunday Book Roundup
The Wall Street Journal has a review by John Fabian Witt of Richard Reeve's Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Inte...
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Harold Leventhal , J. A report of the session of the Washington History Seminar, heralded here...
Friday, May 1, 2015
Tugging on Loose Ends
I’m delighted to have the opportunity to blog here at Legal History Blog. My thanks to Dan, Karen, ...
Slavery and International Law at Stanford Law
We have word of the conference A Crime Against Humanity: Slavery and International Law, Past and Present , to be held May 15-16, 2015 at the...
Nixon's Court: The Griswold Prize Lecture
Thanks to the usual competence and efficiency of the Supreme Court Historical Society, Kevin J. McMa...
Estlund reviews Lee, "The Workplace Constitution"
The latest issue of the Texas Law Review includes a lengthy review of The Workplace Constitution , ...
Welcome Reuel Schiller!
We are very pleased to have Reuel E. Schiller with us for the month of May. The holder of a JD and...
Thursday, April 30, 2015
CFP: Envisioning American Studies
[We have the following call for papers for Envisioning American Studies: An Anniversary Conference , March 18, 2016, University of Michigan...
Altman to Direct Federal Judicial Center's History Office
Clara J. Altman ( credit ) Former Legal History Blogger Clara J. Altman will commence her dutie...
Magliocca on the Failed Fortas Nomination
Gerard N. Magliocca, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law , has posted The Legacy of ...
Tomlins on "Capitalism as Law"
Christopher Tomlins, University of California, Berkeley Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program , has posted Organic Poise? Capitalism as L...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
SHFG's Annual Meeting
Belatedly, we are posting the schedule for the annual meeting of the Society for History in the Federal Government, which took place April ...
LSA Graduate Student Paper Prize to Menyawi
The Law and Society Association has awarded the 2015 Graduate Student Paper Prize ("for the graduate paper that best represents outs...
Two by Giocoli on the Law and Economics of Early 20th Century Rate Regulation
Nicola Giocoli, University of Pisa, has posted two papers relating to the law and economics of the regulation of railroad rates in the Unit...
Remembrances of Stanley Kutler from Jon Teaford and Andrew King
Here are two more in a series of remembrances of Stanley I. Kutler by his students. The first is fr...
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Deadline approaching for ASLH members to apply for affiliate session status at AHA
We have the following announcement: Deadline approaches to apply for AHA affiliate session status The ASLH is accepting proposals for po...
LSA International Award to Shamir
The Law and Society Association has selected Ronen Shamir (Tel Aviv University) as winner of its 2015 International Award ("for sign...
Mehrotra to Direct ABF
We are thrilled to announce that the American Bar Foundation has announced former LHB Guest Blogger...
New Release: Helmholz's "Natural Law in Court"
Out next month from the Harvard University Press is Natural Law in Court: A History of Legal Theory ...
A Remembrance of Stanley Kutler, from William Wiecek
William M. Wiecek [This is the second in a series of remembrances for Stanley I. Kutler by his ...
Monday, April 27, 2015
The English Legal Imaginary at St. Andrews
We've previously posted the schedule for the first stage of the two-part, transatlantic confe...
Call for Submissions: Cromwell Dissertation Prize 2015
[We have the following announcement.] American Society for Legal History Cromwell Dissertation Prize for 2015 The William Nelson C...
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