Saturday, July 4, 2015

Weekend Roundup

  • On November 5-6, 2015, the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, along with the London Centre for Social Studies, will host a conference on Fighting Femicide: Cultural and Legal Interventions. The conference organizers welcome participation by legal historians.
  • From the Canadian Legal History blog: Congratulations to the winners of the Osgoode Society's annual prizes. The Peter Oliver Prize (for best published writing by a student) was awarded to Edward Cavanagh (University of Ottawa, Ph.D. candidate) and Tyler Wentzell (a recent graduate of the University of Toronto Law School). The R. Roy McMurtry Fellowship in Canadian Legal History went to Elizabeth Koester to support her studies at the University of Toronto. The Society awarded the John T. Saywell Prize in Constitutional Legal History to Hakeem O. Yusuf (University of Strathclyde Glasgow) for Colonial and Post-Colonial Constitutionalism in the Commonwealth: Peace, Order and Good Government.
  •  If you use Twitter for the purpose of scholarly engagement, you might enjoy this post from The Junto on "Twittiquette." 
  • The ABA's Silver Gavel winners have been announced.  
  • American, British, English and other legal history courses in American law schools: a view from the demimonde of for-profit, student-generated law outlines.  
  • The July 2015 newsletter of the DC Circuit Historical Society is here.   Among other things, it includes information on tributes and eulogies for Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson and Judge Louis Oberdorfer.
  • From HistPhil: Maribel Morey (Clemson University) interviews Larry Kramer, constitutional historian and now President of the Hewlett Foundation.
  • We've continued to update our post on historians and the Obergefell decision, here.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.