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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Via Notches: " Queering Immigration in the Age of Trump: A Roundtable on Boutilier v. INS ," moderated by Marc Stein. We'...
Friday, May 26, 2017
Baldy Center Fellowship to Hughett
The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at SUNY-Buffalo has announced the next group of Fellows in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies .We...
Jones to Johns Hopkins
Via the Michigan Daily News , we have word that Martha Jones is leaving the University of Michigan for Johns Hopkins University . Credi...
Cane on the Comparative History of Administrative Law
We noted a book symposium at Queen Mary in London for Controlling Administrative Power: A Comparative History back in Nov.2016 , but he...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
CFP (at AALS): The 14th Amendment
[We have the following announcement.] Call for Papers – AALS 2018 Annual Meeting Joint Program on “Reconstruction: The Second Foundin...
Watson on the Duty to Account
In 2016, James Watson, Banco Chambers, published The Duty to Account: Development and Principles with Irwin Law. The book examines the hi...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
New Online: Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts
Our friend David Warrington writes: An organization to which I belong, the Colonial Society of Massachusetts (whose “chief business is ...
Singer on Reconsidering Johnson v. M'Intosh
Joseph William Singer, Harvard Law School , has posted Indian Title: Unraveling the Racial Context of Property Rights, or How to Stop Engagi...
A Retrospective on the Work of Hendrik Hartog
[We have the following announcement.] “Relationships in/of Law and History: Retrospective on the Work of Hendrik Hartog.” Hosted by the I...
Monday, May 22, 2017
Cromwell Dissertation Prize: Deadline Approaching!
[Here’s a reminder for the Cromwell Dissertation Prize , as the deadline of May 30 is rapidly approaching.] The William Nelson Cromwell Foun...
Research Fellowships in Legal History at St. Andrews
[We have the following announcement. Deadline: June 1 .] Four Research Fellowships in Legal History are available at the University of St...
CFP: The Bisbee Deportation Centennial
[We are moving up this call for papers, as the deadline of June 15 is approaching. Also note the new announcement of the keynoter, my Geor...
Schonthal on Constitutionalism and Religion in Sri Lanka
Benjamin Schonthal, University of Otago, published Buddhism, Politics and the Limits of Law: The Pyrrhic Constitutionalism of Sri Lanka ...
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Sunday Book Review Roundup
Done reading the news? Enjoy these reviews this weekend. In the NY Times, check out Timothy Tyson’s review of He Calls Me Lighteni...
Friday, May 19, 2017
Vestal on Waterboarding in the Philippine-American War
Allan Vestal, Drake University Law School , has posted The First Wartime Water Torture by Americans , Maine Law Review 69 (2017): 1-66: T...
Cederlöf, Das Gupta and friends on Subjects and Citizens in India
Gunnel Cederlöf (Linnaeus University) and Sanjukta Das Gupta (Sapienza University, Rome) have an edited volume, Subjects, Citizens and L...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Kochan on Zhang, "Cultural Paradigms in Property Institutions"
Writing for JOTWELL's Property Law section, Donald Kochan has high praise for legal historian Taisu Zhang 's " Cultural Parad...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations
The Library of Congress has announced the opening of Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations , in the South Gallery on the seco...
Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars: Call for Papers, 2017
[We are moving this up, as the deadline of June 15, 2017 is approaching.] Named after the late Kathryn T. Preyer, a distinguished histori...
Monson on Crime in early modern Italy
In 2016, Craig A. Monson, Washington University in St. Louis, published Habitual Offenders: A True Tale of Nuns, Prostitutes, and Murderer...
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