Saturday, November 5, 2011

Weekend Round-Up

  • Some readers will recall my series of posts on Malcolm S. Mason and Columbia's legal history program under Julius Goebel.  Mr. Mason died last week.  His obituary is here; a virtual guest book, here.  DRE.
  • A press release from the University of Nebraska  notes that John Wunder has contributed his papers to the university archives.  "Wunder's papers add strength to our already strong Great Plains regional collection and provide a legacy for students of Western and Great Plains history following in his footsteps," [university arhcivist Mary Ellen] Ducey said. "Wunder's papers show us his legacy in two ways: one, it leaves copious amounts of research on various ethnic groups, the West, legal history, etc. for future scholars to use; and second, it demonstrates how much of an influence he had on the development of UNL students into historians."
  • Around the colloquia: This week’s legal history presenters included Chantel Rodriguez (Minnesota History), who presented “Transnational Public Health Law and the Interstices of Administrative Discretion in the Railroad Bracero Program, 1942-1945“ at the Minnesota Law and History Workshop; Gilles Cuniberti (Columbia Law), who presented “An Agency Theory of the Lex Mercatoria” at Columbia University; and Donald Dripps (San Diego Law), who presented “‘His Dearest Property’? Boyd, Private Papers and the Original Understanding of the Fourth Amendment.“  Hat tip: Legal Scholarship Blog.
  • More on Grafton and Grossman's "No More Plan B" (mentioned in our 10/22/11 round-up).
  • The University of Queensland's TC Beirne School of Law is the recipient of almost $1 million in grants from the Australian Research Council, some of which will go to the Professors Ross Grantham and Peter McDermott “for a project which will revolutionise legal history research. ... ‘The Australasian Legal History Library: Creating historical depth in legal data on AustLII’ will provide comprehensive legislation and case law from all colonies (subsequently states, territories or New Zealand) up to 1950. Its citator will show how these historical materials are used in current legal decisions."  The press release is here.
The Weekend Round-Up is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.