Saturday, May 18, 2013

Weekend Roundup

  • On June 27, 2013, Morehead State University will host a Federalism Symposium featuring "academic presentations of research from scholars across the nation with expertise on federalism and intergovernmental relations." For information on how to submit a proposal, follow the link. (Hat tip: H-Law)
  • The latest issue of the Journal of Legal Education contains several reviews of interest: Laurie L. Levenson (Loyola Law School, Los Angeles) reviews The People's Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America, by Jed Handelsman Shugerman; Mónica Pinto (University of Buenos Aires Law School) reviews The Human Rights Culture: A Study in History and Context, by Lawrence M. Friedman; and Thomas E. Baker (Florida International University College of Law) reviews Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir, by John Paul Stevens.
  • Via the Historical Society: "The New York City Municipal Archives has put on-line more than 800,000 images." Check them out here.
  • All you doctoral students working on immigration law and related topics: "The Immigration and Ethnic History Society announces its first annual award for an outstanding dissertation in the field of immigration and ethnic history." Follow the link for more. (Hat tip: H-Law)
  • "In a meadow on the banks of the Thames a King and his barons made peace on June 15th, 1215 through a great charter or "Magna Carta."  Little did they know that they were laying the foundation for future democracies through a simple but unbreakable idea that would endure for centuries: that no one, not even a King, is above the law of the land." Want more of the same?  Go to London this summer on Pepperdine Law's week-long study abroad program, English Legal History in the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta"
The Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.