Saturday, April 30, 2022

Weekend Roundup

  • Congratulations to our friends at BC law for winning the American Association of Law Libraries’ 2022 Innovations in Technology Award for its website, “Robert Morris: Civil Rights Lawyer and Antislavery Activist.” 
  • Congratulations to Katrina Jagodinsky for her receipt of a Research Experience for Undergraduates site award from the National Science Foundation "to host eight undergraduate researchers for a ten-week summer program in digital legal research at University of Nebraska Lincoln for the next three years."  (More.)  She tells us she is eager to speak to those seeking more information about her project and the award.
  • That Harvard report on the university's legacy of slavery has generated related statements and commentary.  Among them is HLS Dean John F. Manning’s announcement of “initiatives to honor the enslaved people whose labor generated wealth that contributed to Harvard Law School’s founding and to better understand the legacy of slavery” (Harvard Law Today).  WaPo's report is here; Lawrence S. Bacow and Tomiko Brown-Nagin's op-ed in WaPo is here.
  • Registration for British Legal History Conference 2022 closes on Monday, May 2.
  •  The Death Panel podcast is spotlighting the history of Section 504, a landmark disability rights law. Part one is here.
  • NPR's Morning Edition interviewed Mary Ziegler (Florida State University College of Law) about "red state abortion restrictions" and their relationship to the Supreme Court's evolving reproductive rights jurisprudence.

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