Saturday, March 9, 2013

Weekend Roundup

Robert Zieger (credit)
  • Rest in peace, Robert Zieger (1938-2013). Zieger was a preeminent historian of labor, race, and industrial organization in the United States. [I'll add that he was a generous and kind reader of my work when I was a graduate student.  DRE]
  • Over at the Historical Society, Eric Schultz puts our unprecedented levels of stress in historical perspective.
  • LHB readers who study or work in law school settings may be interested in Mark Graber's recent Balkinization post on "Rethinking of the Rethinking of Legal Education." Here are the first two sentences: "An emerging alliance seems to be developing in American legal education between clinical faculty, faculty with a more practice-orientation, and legal practitioners.  The central theme of that alliance is that too much of legal education is controlled by more scholarly oriented faculty, an increasingly number of whom with PhDs, who are not teaching students basic practice skills." Read on here. [KMT]
  • We note with pleasure that the medievalist Ada Maria Kuskowski, a Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin and, last year, a Golieb at NYU, will be joining the History Department at Southern Methodist University later this year.
  • At the request of its managing editor, we note here that Public Discourse, “an online journal designed to educate readers on the moral foundations of free societies,” has posted three articles that “take different positions on the founding principles guiding the American Constitution.”  The journal is a publication of the Witherspoon Institute, a conservative think tank based in Princeton.
  • An updated list of the Harvard Law School's offerings on legal history is here.  Georgetown Law's is here.  [If you have a similar page at your law school, feel free to email it to us.]
  • Quid Pro Books has announced the arrival of "a high quality, Digitally Remastered™ reprint" of Harry Scheiber's The Wilson Administration and Civil Liberties, 1817-1921 (originally published by Cornell University Press, 1960).
The Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History Bloggers.