Joining Legal History Blog for the month of February is a new guest blogger, Emily Kadens. University of Texas School of Law. Emily has a Ph.D. from Princeton University, where she studied medieval history with William C. Jordan, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. My personal favorite among her publications is "Order Within Law, Variety Within Custom: The Character of the Medieval Merchant Law," Chicago Journal of International Law 5 (2004): 39-66. Forthcoming is "Mr. Justice Blackstone: The Commentator on Common Pleas," Northwestern University Law Review (2009); "The Judicial Education of William de Grey: Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, 1771-1780," and studies of merchant influence on early commercial legislation in Europe and of the origin of the discharge in bankruptcy in 18th-century England.