After over five years of exceptional service, Elizabeth Dale, Professor of Law and Professor of History at the University of Florida, is stepping down as editor of the Law and History Review, the journal of the American Society for Legal History. She has ably continued the great editorial tradition that has made LHR the world’s best journal devoted to “the social history of law and the history of legal ideas and institutions.” Under her watch it has become global in its coverage. She has also LHR apace with methodological innovations, as in the recent special
The U.S. Civil War from 1861-1865 resulted in a forging of a second constitution that in time transformed the structures of American governance. With the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment, the nation recast the relationship between the state and subordinated people.
The University of Minnesota Law Library and its Riesenfeld Rare Books Center are pleased to announce the creation of the Hermann Kantorowicz Collection, a significant collection of books and articles from the personal library of Hermann Kantorowicz (1877-1940), one of the twentieth century's most eminent legal theorists and scholars.
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n. 33 -- Post-Colonial Theories, Education, and Human Rights
In 2017, the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation will make available a number of $5,000 fellowship awards to support research and writing in American legal history by early-career scholars. Early career generally includes those researching or writing a PhD dissertation (or equivalent project) and recent recipients of a graduate degree working on their first major monograph or research project. The number of awards made is at the discretion of the Foundation. In the past several years, the trustees of the Foundation have made five to nine awards.
This is a general call for papers in anticipation of an intimate two-day seminar to be held at the University of Cambridge on Friday 23rd March and Saturday 24th March, 2018. This will be an advanced workshop, with drafts circulated in advance. The event will showcase a number of rare and searching attempts to identify continuities and differences across ancient, medieval, and modern legal and imperial contexts.
The antebellum Attorney General was allowed to have private clients. Does anyone know of any cases where the AG (in a private capacity) represented (in the Supreme Court or any U.S.
Conference to Mark Centennial of Bisbee Deportation
CALL FOR PAPERS
The LABEX conference programme is now available for Transnational and Global Dimensions of Justice and Memory Processes in Europe and Latin America. The conference will be held in Paris on 8-9 June and is organised by the University of Paris Nanterre, the Institut des Sciences sociales du Politiques (CNRS) and the University of Exeter, within the framework of the AHRC funded project The Criminalization of Dictatorial Pasts in Europe an