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30 Sep 2010, 5:32 am by Dan Ernst
Mary Sarah Bilder, Boston College Law School, has posted Expounding the Law, which also appears in George Washington Law Review 78 (2010). Here is the abstract:Written as a comment on Philip Hamburger's book, Law and Judicial Duty, this essay explains why the history of judicial review remains a difficult area for scholarship. American judicial tradition espoused that judges had an obligation to [read post]
22 Jun 2010, 4:23 am by Mary L. Dudziak
Robert M. Jarvis, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, has a new co-authored book, and a new article. The book is Jarvis and William Cahill, Out of the Muck: A History of the Broward Sheriff's Office, 1915-2000 (Carolina Academic Press, 2010). Here's the book description:The Broward Sheriff's Office is the country's largest fully-accredited sheriff's department, yet its long [read post]
26 May 2010, 2:00 am by Karen Tani
Conversations about the legal implications of the BP oil spill, combined with Dan's post on environmental law aficionado Richard Lazarus, prompted me to wonder about the subfield of environmental legal history. I was aware of James Willard Hurst's famous study of the Wisconsin lumber industry (including its environmental consequences), and I had read some historical work on riparian rights and [read post]
24 May 2011, 4:00 am by Karen Tani
Last summer, we noted the exciting work coming from the intersection of legal history and the history of sexuality (here and here). In the Spring issue of Law & Social Inquiry, Felicia Kornbluh (University of Vermont) brings the field together under the banner of "queer legal history." Her essay reviews recent work from Margot Canaday, Marc Stein, and Sarah Barringer Gordon, as well as slightly [read post]
4 Jul 2012, 1:00 am by Karen Tani
image creditThe latest issues of the American Historical Review contain material worth spotlighting here (full content is for subscribers only).The June 2012 issue features a forum on "Historiographic 'Turns' in Critical Perspective."Book reviews include:Miles Ogborn on Lauren Benton, A Search for Sovereignty: Law and Geography in European Empires, 1400-1900 (Cambridge University Press).Nandini Chatterjee on Mithi Mukherjee, ed., India in the Shadows of Empire: A Legal and Political History… [read post]
27 Apr 2012, 12:52 pm by Josh Wright
Below is a graph illustrating the number of citations to selected antitrust publications in federal courts from 2003 – 2011.  The full study is available on the Antitrust Source website and updates previous data collected by Jonathan Baker on behalf of the Antitrust Law Journal Editorial Board.  The data and study – including a list of articles and opinions in which they are cited – are available at the Antitrust Source (under Supplementary Materials) and Antitrust Law Journal. Disclosure:… [read post]
21 Aug 2012, 12:22 pm by Staci Zaretsky
A law school scholarship isn’t just free money when it’s conditioned on merit. Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Admissions, James Chen, James M. Chen, James Ming Chen, Jim Chen, Jim M. Chen, Law Professors, Law School Admissions, Law School Applications, Law Schools, Louisville School of Law, Merit Scholarships, Money, Quote of the Day, Scholarships, University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law [read post]
15 May 2012, 9:13 pm by Josh Wright
I am the co-editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review, a peer-review publication that is one of the country’s top-rated law and economics journals, along with my colleagues Todd Zywicki and Ilya Somin.  SCER, along with its publisher, the University of Chicago Press, have put together a new submissions website.  If you have a relevant submission, please submit at the website for our review. Filed under: economics, law and economics, legal scholarship, scholarship, Supreme Court [read post]
12 Nov 2011, 10:45 am by
Are you in the thick of research for a class paper or journal article?  Running out of post-it notes trying to keep everything organized?  Check out the Law Library’s Reference Management Software page for information on software packages to help you through the scholarly writing process.  In particular, note the RefWorks and Zotero information.  CSU students and faculty can get a free RefWorks account, and Zotero is freely available from the Zotero Web site.  If you have questions on how… [read post]
29 Dec 2009, 6:58 pm by legalinformatics
Full text in PDF of The Hamlyn Lectures published from 1949-2004 (scroll down) is now available from the University of Exeter School of Law. The lectures consist of papers by many of the most influential jurists and legal scholars of the past century, and address key issues in legal theory, legal history, and law reform. HT Louis Mirando at Osgoode Hall. [NOTE: Updated on 9 September 2012 to correct the URL.] [read post]
9 Sep 2013, 1:06 pm by Juggalo Law
The dorkiest game of all time is doing its part to make law school more affordable for the few, the proud, the Poindexters. Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Dorkiness, Dorks, Douglas Johnson, Dylan Fay, Gamers Helping Gamers, Gaming, Jon Finkel, Law Schools, Magic: The Gathering, Merit Scholarships, Scholarships, Yale Law School     [read post]
1 Mar 2010, 3:23 pm by Gene Quinn
PLI is offering scholarships for unemployed attorneys and they are also hosting Winning Strategies for Managing Your Career 2010 for the special price of $25. From time to time PLI also gives away ethics credits for free, and pro bono training. In reality, an announcement of scholarships and $25 programs hardly comes from the shameless commerce division, and for that reason I hope that you will consider helping spread the word. [read post]
8 May 2013, 5:00 am by Karen Tani
Last week we ran a post about how to teach the topic of "Law and the 'War on Terror,'" part of my series of posts on teaching the U.S. Legal History survey for the first time. In response to my question about useful readings, both for assignments and background knowledge, reader Patrick S. O'Donnell (Santa Barbara City College) sent us two terrific bibliographies, one on terrorism and the other on torture. He gave us permission to post them in full, after the jump.Read more » [read post]
1 Apr 2011, 8:25 am by
Last month James M. Donovan, Law Library Director and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, and Carol A. Watson, Law Library Director at the University of Georgia School of Law, published the findings of their study on open access legal scholarship in Citation Advantage of Open Access Legal Scholarship.  Their study was the first to research the actual impact of open access on legal scholarship and provides empirical support for publishing in open access law… [read post]
26 Apr 2010, 1:03 pm by legalinformatics
John Joergensen, creator of the Rutgers-Camden Law Library Digital Collections, has posted Law Reviews: Scanning the Backfile, at the Hacked Librarian Blog. The post describes his scanning methods, and also gives a detailed example of the Dublin Core metadata, marked up in RDF, used to describe the digital files. The post also reflects input from Staffan Malmgren, creator of the Swedish free access to law service Filed under: Applications Tagged: Digitizing law journals, Dublin Core and… [read post]
6 May 2012, 9:30 pm by Dan Ernst
Teemu Ruskola, Emory University School of Law, has posted The East Asian Legal Tradition, which is forthcoming in the Cambridge Companion to Comparative Law (Mauro Bussani & Ugo Mattei eds., Oxford University Press 2012).  Here is the abstract:This essay is a chapter in the Cambridge Companion to Comparative Law. It provides a brief description of an East Asian legal tradition - namely, what I call the classical legal tradition of East Asia, or by way of analogy, a kind of East Asian ius… [read post]
25 Sep 2013, 10:49 am by David Lat
A private-equity billionaire gives back to his alma mater. Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Carlyle Group, Charitable Donations, Charity, David M. Rubenstein, David Rubenstein, Debra Cafaro, Fabulosity, Happy news, Hedge Funds / Private Equity, Law Schools, Lior Strahilevitz, Merit Scholarships, Michael H. Schill, Michael Schill, Money, Rubenstein Scholars, Scholarships, Ventas Inc.     [read post]
8 Jul 2013, 11:00 am by Staci Zaretsky
Which law schools had the lowest scholarship retention rates? Let’s find out. Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: 0Ls, Debt, Debts, Jerry Organ, Law School Debts, Law Schools, Loan Debt, Merit Scholarships, Money, Prospective Law Students, Rankings, Scholarships, Student Debt, Student Debts, Student Loan Debt, Student Loans     [read post]
3 May 2013, 9:30 pm by Karen Tani
Jonathan Levy's Freaks of Fortune pretty much killed it at the OAH awards ceremony this year. Check out the other winners here. From the Historical Society: a thoughtful post on "John Adams and the Rule of Law in Boston." Repayable taxes: An ancient fiscal technique worth revisiting? Read on at HNN. From the OUP blog: Susan Ware on "the challenges and rewards of biographical essays." (Hat tip: Historical Society)  From the New York Times: a story on preserving historical artifacts in the… [read post]
8 Nov 2013, 9:19 pm by Karen Tani
The Law and History Review is kind of a big deal, according to Google Scholar.Over at the Faculty Lounge, Matthew Crow (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) has posted History Against the Day: A Review of Freedom Bound by Christopher Tomlins and River of Dark Reams by Walter Johnson. From History News Network: "the best of web commentary" on Veterans Day.Via the the Canadian Legal History Blog (which is now on twitter): an announcement that Shared Paths: Western’s Journal of… [read post]