2018-2019 Lemelson Center Fellowships and Travel Grants (Apps Due: 1 Dec 2017)

Research Opportunities at the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center
Applications Due: 1 December 2017

Through its fellowships and travel grants, the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation supports research projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. Projects may include (but are not limited to) historical research and documentation projects resulting in dissertations, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, documentary films, or other multimedia products. 

New Exhibit at the Harvard Law School Library: HLS's Bicentennial

Dear colleagues - The HLS Library has a new exhibit in honor of the Law School's Bicentennial. Online highlights will be available soon; but meanwhile, if you are in the Boston/Cambridge area, I hope you will stop by! Best, Karen

Collections | Connections: Stories from the Harvard Law School Library

Call for Papers: Arguing for the Rule of Law: Using the Hebrew Bible and Caricatures of Foreigners in British and Spanish America

     This is a call for papers in anticipation of a one-day conference to be organized by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra (University of Texas) and Richard Ross (University of Illinois) through the Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History [https://law.illinois.edu/faculty-research/specialty-programs/legal-history/].  The conference, to be held at the Newberry Library in Chicago on Friday, October 26, 2018, is entitled, “Arguing for the Rule of Law: Using the Hebrew Bible and Caricatu

Information on Potomac School of Law in Washington DC (ca. 1975-1981)

I'm wondering if anyone could point me toward information regarding the Potomac School of Law in Washington, DC, which operated (apparently without ABA accreditation?) from approximately 1975 to 1981. My research thus far has yielded only a smattering of Washington Post articles, including two from 1981 documenting the school's demise. I've read that it might have had some relationship with the now-defunct Antioch Law School, but I have seen no evidence of this.  Any guidance would be most helpful!

Seeking Hosts for the podcast New Books in Law

New Books in Law (http://newbooksnetwork.com/category/law/) is currently seeking hosts interested in conducting interviews with authors of new books on law, broadly construed. Hosting the channel is a good way to bring the work of legal scholars to the attention of large audiences. Interested parties should write Marshall Poe at marshallpoe@gmail.com.

Yale Law Library exhibits: "Law's Picture Books"

Two new Yale Law Library exhibits:


Most people would not look for illustrations in law books. However, two exhibitions from the Yale Law Library challenge the stereotype of legal literature as a dreary expanse of dry text.


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