Saturday, May 29, 2021

Weekend Roundup

  • John Marshall (NYPL)
    The University of Illinois at Chicago changes the name of the John Marshall Law School Law to the UI-Chicago School of Law (Chicago Tribune).
  • This week, Balkinization is hosting a symposium on Kate Masur's Until Justice Be Done: America's First Civil Rights Movement, From the Revolution to Reconstruction (W. W. Norton & Company, 2021).  Commentators are Laura Edwards (Princeton), Mark Graber (Maryland), Michael Les Bendict (Ohio State), Sanford Levinson (Texas), Gerard Magliocca (Indiana), William Novak (Michigan), Kunal Parker (Miami), and Allison Tirres (DePaul).
  • "Uncovering Racist Housing Practices, One Deed At A Time": Racially Restrictive Covenants in Durham, North Carolina (NC Public Radio).
  •  On June 9, 2021 Noon, EDT, the Supreme Court Historical Society hosts Marlene Trestman discussing “Bessie Margolin, Fair Labor Lawyer Before the Supreme Court.”  Trestman is the author of Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin.  Tickets are free to members and $25 for non-members.  Register.

  • ICYMI: Hugo Black’s Alexandria, VA, house to be renovated after court challenge (WaPo).

Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.