Saturday, September 3, 2016

Weekend Roundup

  • We were pleased to see that the activities at the upcoming meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in San Francisco include a field trip to the Angel Island Museum on the afternoon of January 4.
  • On September 15-17, the University of the South is to host “Incorporating Equality: The First 150 Years of the Fourteenth Amendment,” a symposium on the 150th anniversary of Tennessee’s approval of the Fourteenth Amendment.  Speakers include David W. Blight, Annette Gordon-Reed, Michael Kent Curtis, Daniel J. Sharfstein, and Kareem Crayton.  More.
  • Another Constitution Day event: The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (Mahwenawasigh Chapter) present a conversation with Professor John Q. Barrett, “contributor to The Presidents and the Constitution: A Living History,” Friday, September 16, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home, Hyde Park, NY.
  • And yet another: Frank H. Wu, Hastings Law, will deliver "Who Belongs? The Limits of American Citizenship" as the Princeton University Constitution Day Lecture at 4:30 of September 15 in the Dodds Auditorium of Robinson Hall.  Stanley N. Katz is to give a response.
  • The Newberry Library's fellowship competitions (long- and short-term) were recently announced. The deadlines are Nov.15 and Dec.15, respectively. Details on how to apply are here.
  • CFP: The Commission on Legal Pluralism will hold its biennial conference in Syracuse, NY on Aug.9-11, 2017. The conference theme is "Citizenship, Legal Pluralism and Governance in the Age of Globalization." The deadline for submissions is Sept.30. Here is the Call. Before the conference, there will be a short crash course on legal pluralism (Aug.4-7) for junior scholars and others new to the field. 
  • Over at the World Legal History Blog, Fei-Hsien Wang, Indiana University Bloomington explores the challenges of writing about a court (the Shanghai Mixed Court) whose records are missing.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers