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Research Fellowship on the historical use of the state clemency power at NYU LS Center on the Administration of Criminal Law

The Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at NYU Law School is a nonpartisan research center that focuses on good government practices in the criminal justice system. One area of research includes the role of mercy and the opportunity for second chances in the justice system. As an example, it has worked on obtaining federal and state clemency grants for individuals incarcerated in prison and is drafting a report analyzing President Obama’s clemency initiative that took place between 2014 and 2017.

Announcement: Peter Gonville Stein Book Award

Peter Gonville Stein Book Award

The American Society for Legal History announces the Peter Gonville Stein Book Award, to be presented annually for the best book in legal history written in English. This award is designed to recognize and encourage the further growth of fine work in legal history that focuses on all non-US regions, as well as global and international history. To be eligible, a book must sit outside of the field of US legal history and be published during the previous calendar year.

CFP: Legal History at the AHA Pacific Coast Branch

Of particular interest for legal historians on the west coast:

Invitation from the Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association for a panel on legal history at its 2018 meeting

Thanks to an invitation from Mike Green, President of the Pacific Coast Branch and local arrangements committee member for the 2017 ASLH Las Vegas meeting, ASLH members have been asked to propose a panel dedicated to legal history, to be presented at the PCB meeting in Santa Clara, California, August 2-4 2018.

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