Saturday, August 5, 2017

Weekend Roundup

  • The ASLH’s website has the CFP for Laws Across Codes and Laws Decoded, the ESCLH Conference to be held June 28-30, 2018, at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris).  “The conference will focus on the issue of codes or alternatives to codes as instruments of transforming laws in Europe and in the world.”
  • Barry Friedman, NYU Law, on Fixing Law Reviews.  Among his suggestions: "blind submission, elimination of submitting articles to one’s own school, some form of peer review, and limiting submissions or requiring authors to accept the offer they receive."  He also has suggestions for "the editing process, which—at present—is out of control."  H/t: Legal Theory Blog.  
  • On Monday, September 11, Jeremi Suri, University of Texas, will deliver the W. R. Louis Lecture, on The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office, in the  Washington History Seminar at the Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC
  • On August 19, at 4:00 p.m. at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library: The New Deal: The Grandchildren Speak, with James Roosevelt, Jr., David Wallace Douglas, June Hopkins and Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall.
  •  ICYMI: Becky Little, on Bakke, on the History Channel’s “History Stories” website; Tom van der Voort, on the creation of Medicare and Medicaid on the Miller Center's website; Bill Moyers recalls JBJ's role in their passage.  Also, Scott Bomboy, of the National Constitution Center, on the Zenger trial as “a huge free press victory by the original Philadelphia lawyer.”
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.