Saturday, April 12, 2014

Weekend Roundup

  • The University of Pennsylvania has announced that legal historian Wendell E. Pritchett (currently the Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden) will serve as interim dean of the Law School for academic year 2014-15. 
  • From the Canadian Legal History Blog: a reminder of all the legal history offerings included in the Berkshire Conference on Women's History, scheduled to take place this year in Toronto.
  • Something new under the sun, at least until it melts: "Tucked into a back corner of Victoria School of the Arts, a group of Grade 11 students are busy solidifying, in wax, the Court of Appeal of Alberta’s major legal decisions and history."  More
  • Among the recipients of this year’s ACLS Fellowships is Brenna W. Greer, Assistant Professor of History, Wellesley College, for "Image Rights: Black Representation Politics and Civil Rights Work in the Postwar United States."  Hat tip: AHA Today.
  • Over at Balkinization, Georgetown Law's John Mikhail launches a series of posts on the origins of the necessary and proper clause, drawing upon work for his new articleIn this post, Mikhail uses a 2010 article by Geoffrey Miller as a point of departure for a summary of research showing "that [James] Wilson and his circle of bankers, merchants, and corporate lawyers—Robert Morris, Thomas Willing, Thomas Fitzsimmons, Alexander Hamilton, and others—frequently used the phrase ‘necessary and proper’ or similar language in their articles of association and business correspondence.’”
  • And over at Library of Congress Blog, Wendi A. Maloney, a writer-editor in the United States Copyright Office, has a post on using a copyright records to correct a misattribution of a noted 20th-century song.
  • Complicit, a “docu-drama” focusing "on the story of the SS. St. Louis refugee ship, while exploring the impact of the WWII Jewish refugee crisis on the Roosevelt legacy through a mythical courtroom drama,” has its Washington premiere at the Georgetown University Law Center on Thursday, April 17th, 2014: 5:30 p.m.  The creator is Robert Krakow, a GULC alumnus.  After the screening, he and Andrew Schoenholtz, the director of Georgetown’s Human Rights Institute, will discuss the film and “the development of international refugee policy since the 1930s.”
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.