Saturday, February 1, 2020

Weekend Roundup

  • The American Political Development blog A House Divided is running a symposium on Corey Robin's The Enigma of Clarence Thomas. Here's a recent post by Melissa Murray (New York University School of Law) on the importance of surfacing Thomas's historical views of the black matriarch, alongside his views of the black patriarch, and how "Thomas’s view of race, patriarchy, and conservatism converge in his understanding of reproductive rights."
  • From HNN: Jennifer Wells, George Washington University, on her path to a professional career in history (after law school) and “some tips for current students considering graduate work in history and law.”
  • Last Thursday, Touro Law sponsored a symposium on the life and legacy of Charles A. Reich. [KMT: I tweeted some threads about the presentations, available here.]
  • Brenda Wineapple will speak on her book The Impeachers: The Trial of Andre Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation at the Franklin Roosevelt Library and Museum at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.  Also, on February 15, the Library presents “Presidential Leadership: Lincoln & Roosevelt" with Harold Holzer and Craig Symonds.  More.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.