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25 Nov 2012, 11:28 pm by Geoffrey Manne
Available here.  Although not the first article to build on Orin Kerr’s brilliant paper, A Theory of Law (blog post here) (that honor belongs to Josh Blackman’s challenging and thought-provoking paper, My Own Theory of the Law) (blog post here), I think this is an important contribution to this burgeoning field.  It’s still a working paper, though, so comments are welcome. Filed under: legal scholarship, scholarship Tagged: Law, Orin Kerr, Signaling [read post]
7 Jun 2012, 8:22 am by Matthew L.M. Fletcher
Here, from Fred Shapiro in the Michigan Law Review. No Indian law articles we could see. Here is last summer’s TT listing of the 25 most-cited Indian law articles. [read post]
5 Feb 2013, 7:30 am by Dan Ernst
Karen has previously noted the publication of Landon Storrs's The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left (2013).  Professor Storrs discusses the book, which provides an engrossing perspective on the federal loyalty security program, based on recently available sources, on Marshall Poe's New Books in History podcast. [read post]
5 Aug 2012, 1:29 am by LS Innovation Editor
The question in the title of this post is prompted by this new web-series from Jerry Seinfeld which is titled "Comedians in Cars getting Coffe." While I am certain that watching law professors walk to a coffee shop will be... [read post]
30 Mar 2014, 3:56 am by Bill Henderson
Readers might enjoy my forthcoming essay, Letting Go of Old Ideas, 112 Mich L Rev _ (2014), which reviews two important new books on the legal profession, Steven Harper's The Lawyer Bubble and Richard Susskind's Tomorrow's Lawyers. If you want... [read post]
6 Jul 2012, 1:00 am by Karen Tani
The July 2012 issue of History, the journal of the Historical Association, is out.Book reviews of interest include:Levi Roach on Linda Tollerton, Wills and Will-Making in Anglo-Saxon England (Boydell, for York Medieval Press) (here).Catherine Rider on P. G. Maxwell-Stuart, Witch Beliefs and Witch Trials in the Middle Ages: Documents and Readings (Continuum) (here).Paul Brand on Karl Shoemaker, Sanctuary and Crime in the Middle Ages, 400–1500 (Fordham University Press) (here).The issue also… [read post]
28 May 2012, 2:00 am by Karen Tani
A new issue of the Journal of American History is out. It is a special issue on “Oil in American History." The TOC is here.Book reviews of interest include: Tracy A. Thomas on Barbara Babcock, Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz (Stanford University Press).Akim D. Reinhardt on Laughlin McDonald, American Indians and the Fight for Equal Voting Rights (University of Oklahoma Press).Daniel Kilbride on Richard Newman and James Mueller, eds., Antislavery and Abolition in Philadelphia: Emancipation… [read post]
10 Jan 2013, 10:00 am by Dan Ernst
Samuel T. Morison, Office of the Chief Defense Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense, has posted this review of Allan A. Ryan’s Yamashita’s Ghost: War Crimes, MacArthur’s Justice, and Command Accountability (University Press of Kansas, 2012), which is forthcoming in Law and Politics Book Review (January 2013). [read post]
6 Oct 2010, 5:15 am by Dan Ernst
The current issue of George Washington University Law Review publishes two closely related symposia, one on Philip Hamburger's Law and Judicial Duty and the other on Barry Friedman's The Will of the People. Here are the abstracts and links to the on-line edition.Ann Althouse, The Historical Ordinariness of Judicial ReviewThe delightful thing about Philip Hamburger’s Law and Judicial Duty is the [read post]
8 Feb 2010, 10:56 pm by Dan Ernst
Frank Partnoy, University of San Diego School of Law, has posted Historical Perspectives on the Financial Crisis: Ivar Kreuger, the Credit-Rating Agencies, and Two Theories About the Function, and Dysfunction, of Markets. Partnoy is the author of a recent book on Kreuger, The Match King (pictured below). Here is the abstract of the SSRN paper:This Essay discusses two historical parallels [read post]
29 Mar 2011, 2:00 am by Karen Tani
With hopes of encouraging readers to continue supporting Japan relief and recovery efforts, a spotlight on recent scholarship on Japanese legal history:Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Borderline Japan: Foreigners and Frontier Controls in the Postwar Era (Cambridge, 2010).This book offers a radical reinterpretation of postwar Japan's policies towards immigrants and foreign residents. Drawing on a wealth of [read post]
12 Mar 2010, 10:47 pm by Dan Ernst
Mark Levin, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai'i at Ma-noa, has posted Continuities of Legal Consciousness: Professor John Haley’s Writings On Twelve Hundred Years of Japanese Legal History. Here’s the abstract:In Authority Without Power: Law and the Japanese Paradox, Professor John Haley stated, “One cannot understand the present without an appreciation of the past and the [read post]
23 Dec 2010, 11:42 am by legalinformatics
Applications are invited — with submission deadline of 31 January 2011 — for scholarships for the Ph.D. program in Artificial Intelligence in Law at European University Institute Law Department, in Florence, Italy. HT Prof. Dr. Giovanni Sartor. Filed under: Grants, Scholarships Tagged: Artificial intelligence and law, EUI, European University Institute, Giovanni Sartor, Legal informatics grants, Legal informatics scholarships [read post]
20 Jan 2011, 11:08 am by Clara Altman
For those interested in some of the questions about international history that I raised in an earlier post, the January issue of Common-place features an article by Brian Connolly calling for critical analysis of transnationality in the history of early America. In, “Intimate Atlantics” Connolly asks: “If we turn to the transnational as a critical frame in order to expose the fragility of the [read post]
18 Oct 2010, 2:00 am by Karen Tani
What are the "rules of fair play" in a field that attracts scholars from various disciplines? This was one of the themes of Julian Zelizer's reply to a reviewer, Barry Blechman, in a recent issue of the Journal of Policy History. Without having read the book at issue, Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security—From World War II to the War on Terrorism (New York: Basic Books, 2008), I [read post]
17 Mar 2014, 12:28 am by Bill Henderson
There is a line in Professor Reich-Graefe's recent essay, Keep Calm and Carry On, 27 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 55 (2014), that is attracting a lot of interest among lawyers, law students, and legal academics: [R]ecent law school graduates and... [read post]
3 Jun 2010, 2:00 am by Karen Tani
The oil keeps coming, and so does the environmental legal history. After my post on this subfield, a few readers called my attention to more recent work in this area.Volume III of the Cambridge History of Law in America (2008) includes a chapter on "Law and the Environment" by Betsy Mendelsohn (University of Maryland). Here's the first paragraph:At first glance, 'environmental law' might seem, [read post]
5 Oct 2010, 2:00 am by Karen Tani
Over at the Intellectual History Blog, David Sehat (Georgia State) is posting a series of essays on “The Myth of American Religious Freedom: Religion, Morality, and Law.” They are based on material from his forthcoming book. Here are the opening paragraphs of Sehat's first essay: Social conservatives have been in the news in recent days, calling upon the Republican Party not to forget [read post]
11 Jun 2010, 2:00 am by Karen Tani
In honor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which begins today, I've pulled together some scholarship on the legal history of South Africa. It's an exciting area, and there seems to be room for much more work.One of the major books in the field is The Making of South African Legal Culture, 1902-1936: Fear, Favour, and Prejudice (2001), by Martin Chanock (La Trobe University, Victoria). Coverage includes [read post]
19 May 2010, 2:00 am by Karen Tani
Much exciting work seems to be coming from scholars at the intersection of legal history and the history of sexuality. Margot Canaday's The Straight State continues to garner awards and generate buzz. Last week, we spotlighted Timothy Stewart-Winter and Simon Stern's article on same-sex marriage in the antebellum U.S. Meanwhile, I've seen a number of other interesting reviews and articles around [read post]