Saturday, April 17, 2021

Weekend Roundup

  •  On April 22, Georgetown University Law Center will host an event on "Violence against Asian Americans: What Legal History Reveals," featuring Gabriel "Jack" Chin (UC Davis) and Madhavi Sunder (Georgetown Law). Register here
  • The Department of Legal and Constitutional History of the University of Vienna warmly invites everyone interested to participate in the online book symposium on Martin Schennach’s (Innsbruck) ‚Austria inventa?‘ Zu den Anfängen der österreichischen Staatsrechtslehre.  The panelists are Natasha G. Wheatley (Princeton), Jana Osterkamp (Munich), Peter Becker (Vienna), Gerald Kohl (Vienna), and Sebastian M. Spitra (Moderator).  The symposium takes place via Zoom on Thursday, 22 April 2021, 3pm (Vienna time).
  • "At Harvard, a growing focus on Islamic law: Professor Intisar Rabb discusses interpreting ancient principles for a new world" (Harvard Law Today).
  • For interdisciplinary legal scholars concerned about US News' proposed use of Hein citation metrics (which exclude many peer-reviewed journals and books): Bonnie J. Shucha (University of Wisconsin Law Library) shows here just how big this effect can be.
  • Scholars of colonialism: UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur Fabián Salvioli is seeking information on "the legacy of serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law committed in colonial contexts" by 7 May 2021. Questionnaire here (all questions optional).
  • Department of Institutional Kvelling. Guggenheim Division: North Carolina State on Julia Rudolph for her project “The Search for Security: Mortgage, Fairness and Fraud in the British Empire.”  Stanford Law on Amalia Kessler for her project on the origins of American arbitration.  Presidential Supreme Court Reform Commission Division: Princeton on Keith Whittington and three alumni (Heather Gerken, Rick Pildes, Bertrall Ross).  University of Chicago Law School on faculty members William A. Baude, Alison L. LaCroix, and David A. Strauss.
  • ICYMI: Sarah Seo on overpolicing traffic violations (NYT).  Clarence Darrow speaks in Quincy, Illinois in 1913 (Herald-Whig).  Kate Masur’s Until Justice Be Done reviewed (NYT).
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.