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Saturday, March 28, 2015
McSweeney on Magna Carta on Public Radio
Today at noon, with rebroadcasts through April 4, Thomas McSweeney, William & Mary Law, will be...
The April issue of The Federal Lawyer features an cover piece on " 40 Years of U.S. Supreme ...
Friday, March 27, 2015
Magna Carta at the Riesenfeld Rare Books Center
[ Via H-Law , we have news of a new exhibit at the University of Minnesota Law Library.] This ye...
Kreis on Overturning Inter-Racial Marriage Bans before Loving
Anthony Michael Kreis , a doctoral candidate in the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs , has posted The Histor...
Journal for Legal History Studies 26 (2014)
I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I've only just now learned of the existence of the Journal...
Mack on Robert Bell and His Case
Kenneth W. Mack, Harvard Law School , has posted Harvard Law School, Civil Disobedience, State Action, and Lawmaking Outside the Courts: Rob...
Hibbitts on the Topography of Law Practice in Pittsburgh
Bernard J. Hibbitts, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, has posted Lawyering in Place: Topogra...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Updated CFP: Globalization & the Law in Historical Perspective
[This is an updated version of a previously posted announcement for a junior scholars' conferenc...
Federal History (2015)
Federal History 7 (2015), a publication of the Society for History in the Federal Government, is ou...
CAL 2:1: New Historical Jurisprudence
Just available online is a special issue of Critical Analysis of Law 2:1 (2015), entitled New Hist...
New Release: Schiller's "Forging Rivals"
Reuel Schiller, University of California-Hastings Law , has just published Forging Rivals: Race, Cla...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Eugenics in South Asian Legal History
While doing research for my book , I stumbled upon something unexpected: a body of writings on ...
Sturgeon on China's Free Speech Tradition
Roy L. Sturgeon, Tulane University Law Schoo l, has posted China's Homegrown Free-Speech Tradition: Imperial Past and Modern Present. An...
Muller on Illiberal China in a Liberal International Order
Wim Muller, University of Manchester School of Law , has posted C hina: An Illiberal, Non-Western State in a Western-Centric, Liberal Order?...
New Release: Herzog on Expatriation from Colonial American to the War on Terror
Ben Herzog, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev , has published Revoking Citizenship: Expatriation in...
Kellogg on Law, Science and the Formative Years of Pragmatism
Frederic R. Kellogg, George Washington University , The Social Dimension of Logical Induction: Law and Science in the Formative Years of Pra...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Hutchison on the Origins of the Debt/Equity Distinction
Camden Hutchison , a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison , has posted The Historical Origins of the Debt-Equity Distinction...
Tomlins on Styron's Nat Turner
Christopher Tomlins, University of California, Berkeley, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program , h...
Monday, March 23, 2015
How Do You Say "Bastard” in Medieval Latin?
A progress report from Sara McDougall, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center , on her new history of illegitima...
Emergent Paradigms: Current Issues and Debates in Cultural Legal Studies
[ Via H-Law , we have the following announcement for the 6th International Osnabrueck Summer Institute (OSI) on the Cultural Study of the La...
Forthcoming: Kruse, One Nation Under God
Forthcoming on April 7, 2015, from Basic Books, One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Kevin Kruse. Her...
Intelligence Services and Civil Liberties: Security and Privacy in Historical Perspective
[We have the following announcement of the spring lecture series of the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC.] To strengthen nati...
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Sunday Book Roundup
Making Marie Curie: Intellectual Property and Celebrity Culture in an Age of Information by Eva Hemmungs Wirten (Chicago University Press)...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
You may have noticed that my co-blogger Karen Tani hasn't been posting much lately. That's because shortly before midnight on Marc...
Hong Yen Chang ( credit ) The California Supreme Court’s reversal on Monday of its 1890 decisio...
Friday, March 20, 2015
Shoemaker Wins Brown Prize
Congratulations to Karl Shoemaker , Wisconsin Law , for winning the 2014 John Nicholas Brown Prize o...
New Release: Hatch on the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial
Frederick Hatch has published The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial and Its Legacy (Jefferson...
New Release: Prosecuting Cross-Dressing in 19th-Century San Francisco
Clare Sears, Associate Professor of Sociology and Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State Universit...
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