Saturday, April 15, 2017

Weekend Round Up

  • “Many college students head for the beach or perhaps to a city with a lively night life for spring break. The students in Joe Kobylka’s honors seminar on the Supreme Court had a strikingly different kind of destination this year: the Library of Congress. The students traveled from Southern Methodist University in Dallas to spend the week of March 13 in the Manuscript Division examining the papers of Supreme Court justices.”  More on Library of Congress Blog.
  •  ICYMI: My Georgetown Law colleague Lawrence Solum's series of posts stating the case for originalism has concluded on his Legal Theory Blog.  Eugene Kontorovich, Borthwestern Law, explains why George Washington was the first president to stay in the real estate business.  Fake news and Elinor Roosevelt in wartime America, by Joshua Zeitz in Politico. (H/t Brendan Kearny)
  • New York Public Library Digitizes 137 Years of New York City Directories.  Here.
  • An unusual summer school course, "Memory and Law: Legal Perspective in Historical Assessments," is on offer for junior scholars from Poland, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine (19-27 Aug. 2017). The deadline for applications is May 5, 2017. Full information here.
  • Save the date: A one-day conference on "Islamic law and its implementation in Asia and the Middle East" will be held at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London on Oct.6, 2017. Watch this website for the program, which may include historical work. (H/t: Pluri-legal)
  • Don't forget that the deadline for the "Traffic in women" and International Law Call for Articles is today (April 15). See our earlier post here.
  Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.