Monday, October 6, 2014

A Festschrift for William Nelson

Volume 89, Issue 3 of the Chicago-Kent Law Review is given over to The Making of a Legal Historian: Reassessing the Work of William E. Nelson, a symposium organized by Felice Batlan and R. B. Bernstein.  Abstracts and pdfs for the contributions appear on the law review's website.

Introduction: The Making of a Canonical Legal Historian
Felice Batlan and R. B. Bernstein
89 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 907 (2014)

Americanization of the Common Law: The Intellectual Migration Meets the Great Migration
David T. Konig
89 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 917 (2014)

Law for the Empire: The Common Law In Colonial America and the Problem of Legal Diversity
Lauren Benton & Kathryn Walker
89 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 937 (2014)

That Elusive Consensus: The Historiographic Significance of William E. Nelson’s Works on Judicial Review
Mark McGarvie
89 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 957 (2014)

William E. Nelson’s The Roots of American Bureaucracy and the Resuscitation of the Early American State
Gautham Rao
89 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 997 (2014)

Original Intent and the Fourteenth Amendment: Into the Black Hole of Constitutional Law
Paul Finkelman
89 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 1019 (2014)

Rejecting the Legal Process Theory Joker: Bill Nelson’s Scholarship on Judge Edward Weinfeld and Justice Byron White
Brad Snyder
89 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 1065 (2014)

Semi-Wonderful Town, Semi-Wonderful State: Bill Nelson’s New York
Edward A. Purcell Jr.
89 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 1085 (2014)

A Response: The Impact of War on Justice in the History of American Law
William E. Nelson
89 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 1109 (2014)