Saturday, August 25, 2018

Weekend Roundup

  • Leiter has culled from the Sisk data set the 10 Most-Cited Legal History Scholars in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017.  The data set covers only legal historians on law faculties.  It also only counts citations in law reviews, and that is, "of course, only one metric of scholarly distinction and accomplishment.”  Surprise: they’re all white men!  (That said, had Reva Siegel been classified as a legal historian tout court, she would have led the list.)
  • Although it sounds in constitutional law more than constitutional history, LHB readers will be interested in the just published Constitutional Democracy in Crisis (Oxford University Press), for which Mark Graber, Sandford Levinson, and Mark Tushnet “asked thirty-five of the leading experts on constitutionalism to consider the state of constitutional democracy with respect to particular countries, regions and problems.” H/t (and Graber's fuller description) Balkinization.
  • ConSource has announced a "Constitution Day Celebration with Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Supreme Court," on Monday, September 17, 2018, 4:30-6:00 PM, in the NYU Skirball Center Auditorium, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York City.  You may reserve a seat here.
  • Over at the Riesenfeld Rare Books Blog, Curator Ryan Greenwood shares highlights of recent rare acquisitions on criminal law at the University of Minnesota Law Library. He has also posted some entertaining illustrations from a 1925 copy of the French Civil Code here.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.