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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Hoffer's "Uncivil Warriors"
Peter Charles Hoffer, University of Georgia , has published Uncivil Warriors: The Lawyers’ Civil War with Oxford University Press: It was...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Eisenstadt on Religion and Loving
Leora F. Eisenstadt, Temple University , has posted Enemy and Ally: Religion in Loving v. Virginia and Beyond , which is forthcoming in volu...
Coffey's "Constitutionalism in Ireland, 1932-1938"
We’ve previously noted the publication of Drafting the Irish Constitution, 1935–1937: Transnational Influences in Interwar Europe (Palgrave...
Barzun on Three Forms of Legal Pragmatism
Charles L. Barzun, University of Virginia School of Law , has posted Three Forms of Legal Pragmatism , which is forthcoming in the Washingto...
Edwards on FDR and the Gold Clause Cases
Sebastian Edwards , the Henry Ford II Professor of International Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles , has published Amer...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Deregulation, Past and Present: An ABA Teleforum
We have word of a teleconference sponsored by Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section of the American Bar Association, Deregulat...
CFP: “Migrants and Refugees in the Law" at Universidad Católica de Murcia
We a call for papers for the Fourth International Conference of the Chair Innocent III and the Universidad Católica de Murcia . It is entit...
Mayeux on the Federal Courts and Criminal Justice
Sara Mayeux, Vanderbilt University Law School , has posted The Federal Courts and Criminal Justice , which is forthcoming in Approaches to F...
Ahmed on Islamic law and empire in Afghanistan
Faiz Ahmed, Brown University , published Afghanistan Rising: Islamic Law and Statecraft between the Ottoman and British Empires with Har...
The Art of the Op-Ed
Around the time of the publication of my book, The Sit-Ins , I decided to give more attention to something I had mostly avoided up to that ...
Freedman's "Making Habeas Work"
Eric M. Freedman, the Siggi B. Wilzig Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Rights at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra Uni...
Monday, May 21, 2018
Spruhan on "The Role of the Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood in Defining Native American Legal Identity"
Just out from the American Indian Law Journal : " CDIB: The Role of the Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood in Defining Native Americ...
CFP: On the Origins of International Legal Thought
[We have the following call for papers.] On the Origins of International Legal Thought. Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University...
AHA Littleton-Griswold Research Grants to Cyna, Ito, Manners
The American Historical Association has announced its 2018 Research Grant Winners . Of particular interest to readers of this blog is the ...
Hughett Wins LSA Dissertation Prize
[We have the following announcement.] The Law and Society Association ’s Dissertation Prize is awarded annually to a dissertation written ...
Saturday, May 19, 2018
“Two retired judges of the Supreme Court of Canada say 50 years is too long to seal internal court documents revealing the communications...
Friday, May 18, 2018
Kent on Congress and the Independence of Federal Law Enforcement
Andrew Kent, Fordham University School of Law , has posted Congress and the Independence of Federal Law Enforcement , which is forthcoming i...
Durling on DC and Article III
James Durling , a student at the Yale Law School , has posted The District of Columbia and Article III : Today, nearly everyone assumes th...
Cummings on the Law and Social Movements Canon
Scott L. Cummings, UCLA School of Law , has posted Law and Social Movements: Reimagining the Progressive Canon , which is forthcoming in the...
Ngcukaitobi on Black Lawyers and Constitutionalism in South Africa
Tembeka Ngcukaitobi has published The Land is Ours: Black Lawyers and the Birth of Constitutionalism in South Africa with Penguin Random H...
Happy Endings in History
Do I want my story to have a happy ending or a sad ending? As I was completing The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Er...
Legal Biography of the European Union at Max Planck
[We’ve received the following announcement of the conference Key Biographies in the Legal History of European Union, 1950-1993 , to take pla...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Project Archivist, Justice Antonin Scalia Papers
From the Association for Documentary Editing website : The Harvard Law School Library seeks an experienced, collaborative, and service-o...
Gordon Wins LSA's Wheeler Award
We're delighted to learn that Robert W Gordon, Stanford Law schoo l, has won the Stanton Wheeler Mentorship Award of the Law and Societ...
Kamali on Anger in Medieval Felonies
Elizabeth Papp Kamali, Harvard Law School , has posted The Devil's Daughter of Hell Fire: Anger's Role in Medieval English Felony Ca...
CFP: Grad Student & Early-Career Scholar Panel, Medieval Legal History Workshop, ASLH 2018
[We have the following CFP.] The American Society for Legal History invites paper submissions from graduate students and early-career scho...
Baldwin on Islamic law and empire in Ottoman Cairo
James E. Baldwin (Royal Holloway, University of London ) published Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo with Oxford University Press ...
Arlyck to Georgetown Law
Kevin Arlyck ( credit ) I’m very pleased to announce that Kevin Arlyck will be joining Georgetown Law ’s faculty this fall as an Ass...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Kroncke Reviews Rahman, "Democracy Against Domination"
From JOTWELL's Legal History section comes an admiring review of K. Sabeel Rahman 's Democracy Against Domination (Oxford Universi...
Siems on Malicious Legal Transplants
Mathias M. Siems, Durham University Law School, has posted Malicious Legal Transplants, which is forthcoming in Legal Studies 38 (2018): 1...
Duranti on the Conservative Human Rights Revolution
Marco Duranti, University of Sydney , published The Conservative Human Rights Revolution with Oxford University Press in 2017. From the ...
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