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ASLH publishes Law & History Review through the Cambridge University Press. The journal is available online via the History Cooperative and JSTOR.

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ASLH Panel: IP Law / US law norms spreading abroad

I'm interested in putting together a roundtable / panel for ASLH based loosely around IP law and/or the export of US norms to other countries in the 20th century. My project is essentially a history of trade secrecy, and one chapter will look at how American concepts of know-how / trade secrets spread to other nations (both developing and developed). I'm fine with changing the binding theme if there are other projects out there for which this would be a decent fit.

Re: ASLH Panel on International Law/War Crimes

Prof. Lamberson,

I'd be interested in joining you on a panel. My work focuses on how the army's military justice system prosecuted American war criminals during the Second World War, so I think our topics would fit together quite well. If you're interested, please feel free to email at bschnei6@gmu.edu to discuss details.

Benjamin M. Schneider

Doctoral Candidate, George Mason University