Saturday, May 2, 2020

Weekend Roundup

  • Martha S. Jones, Johns Hopkins University, will lecture at the U.S. Supreme Court on the history of women and the vote on December 3, 2020, under the auspices of the Supreme Court Historical Society and the Georgetown Center for the Constitution.  Details to follow.
    John Jay (NYPL)
  • A podcast posted over at the Historical Society of the New York Courts takes up “John Jay’s early years, and how they influenced his role as a Justice and statesman.”
  • Earlier this year, Touro Law Center hosted an event commemorating the life and work of Charles Reich. Presenters included legal historians Sarah Seo (Iowa Law) and Karen Tani (Berkeley Law). Video recordings of the presentations are now available online
  • The Federal Judicial Center is "live-tweeting" Luther v. Borden (1849). 
  • Have you visited the new website of the Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit?
  • Howard Lesnick, a leader in clinical education and public interest lawyering, has died.
  • Apologies for omitting a legal historian from last week's list of inductees into the American Academy of Arts and Science: Tomiko Brown-Nagin. (Harvard Law Today).  
  • Newly elected members of the Society of American Historians include Lewis Bateman (a great editor of legal history monographs), Ariela Gross, and Mae Ngai.
  Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.