Saturday, September 14, 2019

Weekend Roundup

  • Katherine Hermes, Central Connecticut State University, will present “Connecticut’s Indigenous People and Their Use of the Law,” on September 25 at the Torrington Historical Society in Torrington, CT.  The Torrington Register Citizen reports that Professor Hermes’s “current work is on the Wongunk (Wangunk), a Native tribe whose lands stretched from Hartford to Saybrook along the Connecticut river, some of whom later joined the Brothertown Movement and moved westward with the Tunxis, or went to live near the Schaghticoke.”  More, and also here
  • The Supreme Court Historical Society's website on the Court-Packing Plan of 1937 is now online.
  • Among this fall's additions to the HLS facultry profiled in Harvard Law Today are Molly Brady and Laura Weinrib.
  • The Constitutional Accountability Center seeks applicants for the Douglas T. Kendall Fellowship, “a one-year fellowship for recent law school graduates to join CAC’s litigation team” and help it develop arguments “rooted in the text, history, and values of the whole Constitution.”  H/t: JLG.
  • We've received a CFP, with a deadline of September 30, 2019) for the next Research Forum of the European Society of International Law, to take place April 23-24, 2020 at the Department of Law, University of Catania, Italy.  It "targets scholars at an early stage of their careers. Approximately 15-25 paper submissions will be selected. During the Forum, selected speakers will receive comments on their presentations from members of the ESIL Board and invited experts. The Forum will address the topic ‘Solidarity: The Quest for Founding Utopias of International Law’ and it aims to further a dialogue between scholars working within the broad discipline of law in history." More.
  • The Italian Society of Law and Economics welcomes submissions of papers, including those on “History of Law and Economic Thought,” for its 15th annual conference to be held in Milan at the University of Milan (La Statale) on December 19-21, 2019.  Deadline: September 15, 2019.
  • Over at History and the Law: "Law is more than words. It’s buildings and boxes, filled with people; it’s images and sounds." More here from Paul Halliday on envisioning law's empire in Ceylon.
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