Sunday, June 2, 2013

Weekend Roundup

  • We Legal History Bloggers are grateful to Joanna Grisinger, Northwestern Legal Studies, for organizing so many legal history panels at the just-concluded annual meeting of the Law and Society Association.  Thanks, Joanna!
  • Via H-Law, we have news of a new exhibit at the Harvard Law School Library, Research Revealed: Six Scholars Explore Historical & Special Collections.  “This exhibit celebrates the relationship between the staff of the Library's Historical & Special Collection and the scholars who visit us to use our collections. It is on view weekdays 9 to 5 in the Caspersen Room, Langdell Hall, through August 9, 2013.”
  • Not only do the Illuminati exist; they read legal history.  Check out the comments to this Jotwell post.  Hat tip: Richard Ross.
  • Hat tip to Michael Widener, Yale Law,  for spotting in The Scout Report, May 31, 2013, the notice "Maps of Private Land Grant Cases of California” and sending the link.  From the Scout Report: “This remarkable collection from the Bancroft Library collects maps that supported private land claim cases from 1850 to approximately 1890. Visitors should first look over the collection's finding aid, which is available in several formats. In total, there are over 1,400 maps here, some of which are exquisitely hand-colored. It's a fascinating way to learn about legal history, geography, and the complex interactions between the United States government and the newly formed U.S. District Courts of California. [KMG]"
  • The latest issue of the Ohio Northern University Law Review has reviews of Scott Douglas Gerber, A Distinct Judicial Power: The Origins of an Independent Judiciary, 1606-1787 (Oxford University Press, 2011), by Stephen Presser and Charles A. Kromkowski. 
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.