Saturday, April 23, 2016

Weekend Roundup

  • Congratulation to Sophie Kouri, Belle Heine, and Samantha Kanal, some of the Yankton High School’s entrants in the South Dakota stage of the annual National History Day competition, for winning first place in the exhibits category and the Legal History Award for their exhibit, "Encounter at the University of South Dakota: Diversifying the Law School."  They will advance to the national competition at the University of Maryland in June. H/t: Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan.
Serena Mayeri (credit)
  • Congratulations, too, to Penn Law’s Serena Mayeri on being named “one of 78 new speakers appointed to the prestigious Distinguished Lectureship Program by the Organization of American Historians.”
  • From the African American Intellectual History Society: a post by Jared Hardesty (Western Washington University) on "how enslaved and free black men and women sought meaning in and knowledge of the law."
  • Earlier we posted on Jack Balkin's review of Randy Barnett's Our Republican Constitution.  Barnett's (and my) Georgetown Law colleague Lawrence Solum comments on Balkin's review on Legal Theory Blog.  DRE
  • ICYMI: Jason L. Bates, “Consolidating Support for a Law ‘Incapable of Enforcement’: Segregation on Tennessee Streetcars, 1900-1930,” Journal of Southern History 82 (2016): 97-126; Bruce Kaufman,“Divergent Fates: Company Unions and Employee Involvement in Committees under the Railway Labor and National Labor Relations Acts,” Labor History 56 (2015): 423-58.
  • We've already noted that Felice Batlan has won the Hurst Prize for Women and Justice for the Poor, but here's Chicago-Kent's press release.