- We have an announcement for “The Teaching of Roman Law in the 20th Century: Approaches and Methods,” a one-day colloquium online on the aims and methods of teaching Roman law in the 20th century featuring speakers from across Europe. Participation is online by reservation here. The deadline for booking is May 25, 2023, 12:00 noon. Agenda is here. The organizers are Tommaso Beggio, University of Trento, and Paul du Plessis, University of Edinburgh.
- "El próximo miércoles 24 de mayo, a las 11:30h, tendrá lugar el próximo Coloquio de Historia del Derecho. En esta ocasión contaremos con Andréa Slemian (Universidade Federal de São Paolo), que nos hablará de «Circuitos de peticiones. La América portuguesa en el Consejo Ultramarino (siglo XVIII)»." More on this series here. Zoom link for this event here. ID: 829 1079 8716. Passcode: 60974.
- Over at the LPEblog: Rebecca McLennan (UC Berkeley) on "Untangling the Nineteenth-Century Roots of Mass Incarceration."
- Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak at the 14th John Hope Franklin Symposium in Tusla, at 6 p.m. May 24 (Tulsa World).
- From the Washington Post's "Made by History" section: Katherine Bergevin (Columbia University), Stephanie Insley Hershinow (, and Manushag N. Powell (Purdue University), "Like today, 18th-century laws about pregnancy aimed to control women"; David K. Thompson (Sacred Heart University), "What does the 14th Amendment have to do with U.S. debt?"
- The University of South Dakota Law Review has issued a call for participation for an upcoming symposium on rural lawyers. As our former LHB colleague Emily Prifogle taught us, this is great topic for legal historians!
- ICYMI: Balkinization recently ran a symposium on Julie Suk's After Misogyny: How the Law Fails Women and What To Do about It (2023). The contribution by Deborah Dinner (Cornell Law School) brings a legal historian's sensibility to the conversation. Emily Bazelon on the Comstock Act (NYT). Alexander A. Reinert’s argument about sovereign immunity and that scrivener’s error in Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act gets a notice in a Fifth Circuit concurrence (ABAJ). Rodney Coates on the long history of silencing black lawmakers (Times-Union). Court
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