Friday, March 6, 2015

Maryland Legal History Publications

We have only now just noticed the existed of the on-line series Maryland Legal History Publications, maintained by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.  Papers by Maryland law students predominate, lately with a concentration on admiralty and maritime law.  Michael Schearer, for example, has posted The General Smith: Early 19th Century Baltimore and the Supreme Court's Admiralty Jurisdiction there and on SSRN.  Also of interest is Patrick R. Browning’s The Gran Para: The Delicate Dance of South American Privateering from Baltimore, a study of a libel filed by Consul General of Portugal in the District Court of Maryland over silver and gold coin taken from a Portuguese ship.