The University of Glasgow School of Law invites applications from PhD students in Roman law/legal history for the post of Alan Rodger Postgraduate Visiting Researcher, to be held during the 2018/19 academic year. The selected candidate will spend a term in Glasgow and receive a £2,000 award for support. The deadline for applications is 29 June 2018. Full details are available from our website.
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY LAW AND SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM
Family and Justice in the Archives
Histories of Intimacy in Transnational Perspective
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
6-7 May 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
The UVA Law Library has jus
Named for John Phillip Reid, the prolific legal historian and founding member of the Society, and made possible by the generous contributions of his friends and colleagues, the John Phillip Reid Book Award is an annual award for the best monograph by a mid-career or senior scholar, published in English in any of the fields defined broadly as Anglo-American legal history, with a preference for work that falls within Reid’s own interests in seventeenth- through nineteenth-century Anglo-America and Native American law.
The latest addition to Canada's Human Rights History website (HistoryOfRights.ca) is a complete collection of briefs to Canada's Special Joint Committee on the Constitution (1980-1). The committee solicited feedback from Canadians about the government’s proposal to patriate the constitution and entrench a Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Although law books may not be known for their beauty, two dozen lovely exceptions are on display in the Lillian Goldman Law Library.
"Law Books Bright and Beautiful: Examples from the Yale Law Library Collection" is on display February 26 - June 1, 2018, in the Rare Book Exhibition Gallery, located on Level L2 of the Yale Law School (127 Wall Street, New Haven CT).
The exhibition was curated by Rare Book Librarian Mike Widener. He selected the books for the beauty of their typography, decoration, or overall design.
Beyond Harvard: Transplanting Legal Education
Symposium 5-6 June 2018, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada
[X-posted from the "Law & History - LSA Collaborative Research Network" group]
"The central aim of this conference is to draw together a dynamic group of international scholars from France, Canada, and the United States whose work stands at the interface of two emerging sub-disciplines: the history of the French Atlantic and the "new legal history" whose central vector insists on shifting the focus of the field beyond legal structures and frameworks, towards an understanding of how law was actively shaped and applied through the lives and experiences of ordinary men and women. By uncovering and identifying the "voices" of slaves, indentured servants, artisans, abori