Saturday, December 4, 2010

Random Roundup

  • One of the authors reports, here, that the fourth edition of American Legal History, by Kermit L. Hall, Paul Finkelman, and James W. Ely, will ship in mid- to late December--that is, "in time for Spring semester courses."
  • Graduate students - Essays in History (EiH), the annual journal of the University of Virginia's Corcoran Department of History, is currently soliciting articles and book reviews for its forty-fifth issue (summer 2011). EiH prides itself on being "a source of high-quality historical work by graduate students and outstanding undergraduates." The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2011.
  • Over at the Boston Review, Pamela Karlan (Stanford Law School) tells us that "the median lifespan of a national constitution is eight years—roughly the life expectancy of a Great Dane." Why then, she asks, has the U.S. Constitution endured? (hat tip: bookforum)
  • Lansing, Michigan, attorney Eugene G. Wanger has donated "hundreds of items related to the development of the Michigan Constitution including rare first editions of the state’s four constitutions" to the Michigan State Archives, as reported here.