Thursday, May 12, 2016

McDowell Wins Guggenheim

Andrea McDowell (credit)
Congratulations to Seton Hall Law Professor Andrea McDowell upon being named a 2016 Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.  According to Seton Hall’s press release:
[Professor McDowell] will spend her fellowship year completing her book, We the Miners: Self-Government in the California Gold Rush, to be published by Harvard University Press. Professor McDowell explained, “The mining camps of the California gold rush from 1848 to 1853 began in an almost complete legal vacuum. In the beginning, California had no American government, but the Mexican law that had formerly governed was abolished. What little authority was left was totally unprepared for the onslaught of men, money and desperation that was the California Gold Rush. But to everyone’s surprise, the result was not chaos.”