Saturday, April 13, 2024

Weekend Roundup

  • A report on the chair lecture of Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth P. Kamali, "on the development of 13th century English felony law through the lens of historical artifacts" (Harvard Crimson).
  • The latest podcast in the series of Historical Society of the New York Courts on articles published in Judicial Notice is with John Q. Barrett and Henry “Hank” M. Greenberg on Benjamin N. Cardozo.  “Together, they explore lesser-known stories of Cardozo’s life, emphasizing his sense of humor and his writing style.” 
  • An interview with Annette Gordon-Reed on on Book Banning, Originalism, and "Hamilton" (FM).
  • The ABA Commission on Women has conferred its Margaret Brent Prize on Dolores Atencio, visiting scholar at the University of Denver Latinx Center in the Sturm College of Law, who “created the national legal history project Luminarias de la Ley/Luminaries of the Law™ to identify and chronicle the accomplishments of Latina lawyers.”
  • The New York State Library in Albany will host a webinar, on The Sewing Girl's Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America (Holt, 2022), with the author John Wood Sweet, on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from noon until 1 pm (New York Almanack).
  • We were interested to learn recently of the archives of the Feminist Legal Theory Project at Emory University.  A presentation by visiting scholar Samuel S. Burry, on the value of the archive for his research is here.
  • We were impressed by a thread illustrating how GPT-4 could be used to modernize a page of an Admiralty Court deposition from 1635
  • In May 2025, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will convene a conference on the theme Where is Early America? The call for papers is available here. 
  • ICYMI: Andrew Silow-Carroll on how a 100-year-old law changed American immigration policy to this day (JTA).  Joan Biskupic went into Justice O’Connor's papers and came out with some documents on the writing of Chevron (CNN).  The truth about the Comstock Act (American Prospect).  That 1864 Arizona abortion law, via the AZ Mirror, NPR, WaPo, and the NYT.  A student on that digital habeas corpus project at the University of Nebraska.  An appreciation of Kellis E. Parker, the first Black professor at Columbia Law School (CLS).

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