Saturday, May 11, 2019

Weekend Roundup

  • Michael Klarman devoted his talk in HLS’s “Last Lectures” series to Thurgood Marshall and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose lawyering, he said, evinces “hope and resilience in what I find to be an alarming political landscape.”  More.
  • The Norman Transcript kvells over the winning of the Supreme Court Historical Society’s Journal of Supreme Court History by University of Oklahoma graduating senior Adam Hines for “Ralph Waldo Emerson & Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: The Subtle Raptures of Postponed Power," to appear in the May edition of the Journal of Supreme Court History.  Mr. Hines was a student of OU's Andrew Porwancher.
  • At San Francisco State, Steve Harris “uses role-playing to transport his students into the past” in a constitutional-history-laden course.  His student Serafina Kernberger's Ben Franklin alone is worth the click. He was drawing upon techniques learned in Barnard College’s Reacting to the Past program, which holds its Nineteenth Annual Faculty Institute, this year devoted to Democratic Education in Uncertain Times on June 12-15, 2019.
  • ICYMI:  Daniel Okrent on the history of anti-immigration laws in the United States on NPR.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.