Saturday, May 21, 2011

Interstate Commerce

  • We've devoted a few posts to Barbara Babcock's much-acclaimed biography of Clara Foltz, California's first woman lawyer. Another review, this one from H-Law, is available here.
  • The Historical Society announced that it has $2 million to award in research support for "empirical, conceptual, and interpretive work exploring the role religion may play as a driving force of innovation in human affairs."
  • Attention graduate students: The Institute for Constitutional History announced that it has extended the application deadline for its fall seminar, "The Constitution: A Cosmopolitan Examination" (mentioned on the blog here). The new deadline is September 1. More information is available here.
  • Via Bridget Crawford at the Faculty Lounge, we've learned of a neat app from the New York Public Library. Biblion: The Boundless Library spotlights documents, images, and films from the Library's Manuscripts and Archives Division. The first issue is on the 1939-40 World's Fair.
  • The Biddle Law Library Archives at the University of Pennsylvania Law School has processed the A. Leo Levin papers. The library describes Levin as a "leading figure in the history of Penn Law, the Philadelphia legal community, and the law profession at large."
  • The latest issue of the Marquette Lawyer, the alumni magazine of the Marquette University Law School, has a lovely, illustrated article by Thomas Merrill, Columbia Law, on Melms v. Pabst Brewing Co., a chestnut of the American property law course. (The article abridges a longer version forthcoming Marquette's law review.) Judge Richard Posner comments. 
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