Saturday, March 12, 2016

Weekend Roundup

  • The Williamsburg Yorktown Daily reports that "the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s board of trustees recently elected historian and scholar Annette Gordon-Reed to the board." 
  • For readers in the Washington, D.C. area: On March 16, the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and the Hoover Institution will co-host an afternoon-long conference on "The Second Hoover Commission's 60th Anniversary." It will focus on the past, present, and future of regulatory reform. Participants include Joanna Grisinger (Northwestern University) and Nicholas Parrillo (Yale Law School).
  • According to a Georgetown Law press release, “Simon and Schuster today announced plans to publish the first collection of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s writings and speeches. Ginsburg will be assisted in this project by her authorized biographers, Georgetown Law Professor Emeritus Wendy W. Williams and Adjunct Professor Mary Hartnett.”
  • Prof. dr. J. Hallebeek (VU Amsterdam) announced the organisation of a summer course aiming at Advanced students of either History or Law; no previous knowledge of the other discipline is required on the subject Laws in Antiquity: Law and Legal Systems from Mesopotamia, Egypt, Rome and Byzantium. The course consists of 46 contact hours (3 ECTS) and comes with a fee of € 1 000.”  H/t: ESCLH