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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Kraut, "Choreographing Copyright"
Here's a relatively recent release that we missed back in December: Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property R...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Historical Origins of the Scottish Right to Roam
Gregory S. Alexander, Cornell Law School , has posted The Sporting Life: Democratic Culture and the Historical Origins of the Scottish Right...
Bartrum on James Wilson on Popular Sovereignty
Available on the website of the Buffalo Law Review is Ian Bartrum, James Wilson and the Moral Foundations of Popular Sovereignt y, 64 (2016...
Eyer, "Ideological Drift and the Forgotten History of Intent"
Katie Eyer (Rutgers Law School) has posted " Ideological Drift and the Forgotten History of Intent ," which will appear in Volume...
Gormley, "The Presidents and the Constitution"
New from New York University Press: The Presidents and the Constitution: A Living History (May 2016), by Ken Gormley (Duquesne University...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Author's Query: Melvyn Weiss
[We have the following author's query.] For a study of Melvyn Weiss , formerly of Milberg, Weiss, Bershad & Schulman, I'm look...
Giuliani on Civilian Treatises on Presumptions
Adolfo Giuliani , Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, University of Perugia , has posted Civilian Treatises o...
Opportunities for Law's Intellectual History
We recently realized that papers from the conference Opportunities for Law's Intellectual History , held at the Baldy Center at the SUNY...
Call for Applications: ASLH Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars
We have the following announcement from the ASLH: Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars (American Society for Legal History) Named after the late...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Cromwell Research Fellowships in American Legal History
[We have the following announcement.] Call to early-career scholars to apply for a Cromwell research grant; Note that the deadline is July ...
On Federalism (Tani, States of Dependency, Post 4)
Ah, grading season is upon us – thus my lapse in blogging about States of Dependency . (My earlier posts are here , here , and here ...
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Sunday Book Roundup
Some legal history related book reviews from the past week: In the Times Literary Supplement , T.H. Breen reviews two books on Benjam...
Saturday, May 21, 2016
We’ve noted the Swinburne Law School’s re-launch of Legal History , but the school’s press release is here . At the Library of Congres...
Friday, May 20, 2016
LLMC Launches Open Access Collection
[We have the following announcement.] LLMC is proud to announce its new Open Access initiative! In...
PhD Positions at the ASSER Institute
The ASSER Institute for European and International Law in The Hague is recruiting two PhDs with a focus on legal history in the framework o...
Grisinger on Sabin on Environmental Lawyers and the New Deal Order
Over at Jotwell, Joanna Grisinger, Northwestern University , has posted Did Public Interest Lawyers Undermine the New Deal Order? , a review...
CFP: “150 Years of Jurisprudence”
[ Via Legal Theory Blog , we have the following announcement.] Colleagues: You are invited to submit a paper for possible inclusion in a ...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
CFP: First Nations & James Douglas
Credit: Songhees Nation [We have the following Call for Proposals from Pooja Parmar of the University of Victoria. She is co-organizer...
Breen and Strang on the Golden Age of US Catholic Law Schools
John M. Breen, Loyola University Chicago School of Law , and Lee J. Strang, University of Toledo College of Law , have posted The Golden Age...
Goodspeed, "Legislating Instability Adam Smith, Free Banking, and the Financial Crisis of 1772"
New from Harvard University Press: Legislating Instability: Adam Smith, Free Banking, and the Financial Crisis of 1772 (2016), by Tyler Bec...
British Legal History 2017: Networks and Connections
[We have the following call for papers.] British Legal History Conference 2017 – Networks and Connections Wednesday 5 July 2017 – Saturda...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Cronin, ed., "An Indispensable Liberty: The Fight for Free Speech in Nineteenth-Century America"
New from the Southern Illinois University Press: An Indispensable Liberty: The Fight for Free Speech in Nineteenth-Century America Paperback...
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