Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Welcome to Holly Brewer and Victoria Saker Woeste

A warm welcome to Victoria Saker Woeste and Holly Brewer who are joining us as guest bloggers for December.

Vicky is a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation, and is currently Visiting Professor at Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.  Her Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy is from the University of California, Berkeley.  Her dissertation was awarded the Herman Krooss Prize of the Business History Conference, and her first book, The Farmer’s Benevolent Trust, won the Law and Society Association’s J. Willard Hurst Prize in 2000.  Her current book project is Suing Henry Ford:  America’s First Hate Speech Case.  Other projects include a biographical study of the civil rights lawyer Louis Marshall (1856-1929) and a study of the relationship between farm size, farm ownership (including racial and gender factors), and agricultural monopoly after World War II.

Holly is a Professor of History at North Carolina State University, and soon to move to the University of Maryland.  Her Ph.D. in History is from UCLA.  Holly's first book, By Birth or Consent: Children, Law, and the Anglo-American Revolution in Authority (2005), won the J. Willard Hurst Prize from the Law and Society Association, the Cromwell Prize from the American Society for Legal History, and the Biennial Book Prize of the Order of the Coif from the American Association of Law Schools.  Her new projects include a book on the ideological origins of slavery in early Virginia and the British Empire, a book on the transformation of the common law of domestic relations in the early modern period in England and America, and a comparative study of the transformation of crime and punishment in England, France and America during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.  Holly is an incoming editor of the American Society for Legal History book series Studies in Legal History.

Welcome to Vicky and Holly!