Saturday, September 26, 2015

Weekend Roundup

  • Speaking of Constitution Day lectures, the uproar over Sean Wilentz's op-ed in the New York Times on slavery and the Constitution, which appeared on the day of his Constitution Day lecture at Princeton, continues.
  • Saul Cornell, Fordham University, will speak on "The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control: The Forgotten History," at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, in the Sandra and Alan Gerry Forum, Room 010 in the Rowley Center for Science and Engineering, SUNY Orange, Middletown.  
  • University of Chicago law alumni in Washington, DC, with a spare $25 lying around can hear Laura Weinrib on Labor, Lochner and the First Amendment on Wednesday, September 30, at noon at the Willard Hotel.  Geoffrey R. Stone, Chicago's interim dean, presides.
  • Earlier this year we noted a Call for Papers on "Law Collecting and Law Collectors" from the Scottish Council of Law Reporting with the University of Edinburgh. The organizers have extended the deadline to October 31.  
  • We've heard (from a web posting to which we can no longer link) that faculty members at Brown University are organizing a legal history workshop.
  • I thought some more about my reference to the "timeliness" of Michael Widener in that post on the YLS exhibit on the Pope as judge and lawgiver and realized that my word choice might imply that it was a rush job thrown together to capitalize on the papal visit.  Of course, it was not.  Widener and Anders Winroth had thought of it before the visit was announced.  Not "timeliness," then, but good instincts and really good luck.  DRE.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.