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24 May 2013, 8:00 am by Dan Ernst
Recently published is the collection of essays, Human Rights from a Third World Perspective:Critique, History and International Law, ed. José-Manuel Barreto (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013).  Part II, “Signposts for an Alternative History of Human Rights,” consists of the following essays:"Imperialism and Decolonization as Scenarios of Human Rights History," by José-Manuel Barreto"Las Casas, Vitoria and Suárez, 1514-1617," by Enrique Dussel"The Dual Haitian… [read post]
5 Dec 2012, 4:53 pm by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. John Bell of the University of Cambridge has published The Future of Legal Research, Legal Information Management, 12(4), 314-317 (2012). Here is the abstract: This article is based on a presentation given by John Bell at the annual conference of The Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) held in Bristol in September 2012. His talk reflects the immediate challenges facing law schools, academic lawyers and the legal publishing industry in the light of the recent Finch Report and the subsequent… [read post]
9 Jan 2012, 5:19 am by Cari Rincker
I love this photo. Took it near the South Dakota and Nebraska border several years ago. Makes me yearn for wide open spaces (and baldy Simmental cows)... The New York State Bar Association Committee on Animals and the Law will be having its 5th Annual Student Writing Competition.  Papers must be postmarked no later than June 29, 2012 and cannot be more than 25 pages, including footnotes.  One hard copy and one electronic copy must be submitted to Kim Hojon, New York State Bar… [read post]
23 Dec 2011, 12:00 pm by Dan Ernst
Kenneth W. Mack, Harvard Law School, has recently posted Bringing the Law Back into the History of the Civil Rights Movement, a review essay that originally appeared in 2009.  Here is the abstract:This paper uses a review of Nancy MacLean's Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace (2008), to challenge historians to re-integrate law and legal institutions into the civil rights history. It critiques recent work in the social history of the civil rights movement for ignoring… [read post]
4 Jun 2010, 3:03 pm by Jacqueline Lipton
It seems that in a number of areas of legal scholarship (intellectual property, privacy just to name some that I follow), law profs are increasingly writing about extra-legal issues - such as the power of norms. I have read a lot of good legal scholarship (and written some hopefully passable scholarship myself) that talks about extra-legal means of regulation and that focuses on things like norms and market forces as regulators. But recently I've wondered if this is the appropriate role for lawyers?… [read post]
7 Aug 2012, 9:30 pm by Karen Tani
Via PrawfsBlawg, we have word that the latest issue of the Green Bag is out. Here's the TOC:Ex AnteMistakes • Bad Paterno • Justice Precedent • York v. Yale • Cumulative ConfessionalTo the BagPeter Owen • Nicholas FrankovichArticlesJustice Owen J. Roberts on 1937, by Edward L. Carter & Edward E. AdamsIt’s Now the John Roberts Court, by Erwin ChemerinskyWhat Were They Thinking: The Supreme Court in Revue, October Term 2011, by John P. Elwood & Eric A. WhiteWho Shot Charles… [read post]
4 Jul 2012, 9:00 am by Karen Tani
Continuing our coverage of latest issues of the American Historical Review --In the April 2012 issue, you'll find an article by Alison Frank on "The Children of the Desert and the Laws of the Sea: Austria, Great Britain, the Ottoman Empire, and the Mediterranean Slave Trade in the Nineteenth Century." Book reviews include: Gary P. Leupp on Philip C. Brown, Cultivating Commons: Joint Ownership of Arable Land in Early Modern Japan (University of Hawaii Press).Stephen Robertson on… [read post]
9 Sep 2011, 9:30 pm by Dan Ernst
Fans of Barbara Babcock’s Woman Lawyer, a biography of Clara Foltz, can find the stops of her book tour this fall here. A thoughtful story about Daniel Sharfstein’s The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White appears in the on-line magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Sharfstein will appear at George Mason University’s annual fall book festival, September 18-23, and the Southern Festival of Books, October 14-16, in Nashville, Tennessee. The… [read post]
20 Sep 2013, 9:30 pm by Karen Tani
The September issue of Historically Speaking is out. NYC-area readers: On Monday, September 23, Cardozo Law School will host a discussion of Thomas Healey's new book, The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind – and Changed the History of Free Speech in America. Details are availablehere.  From noncuratlex: How to Plead a Criminal Conversation, Debauchery, or Seduction Tort, Circa 1878.We've blogged before about the remarkable lawyer Bessie Margolin, drawing in… [read post]
30 Jul 2012, 7:39 am by
2009 C|M Alumnus Patrick J. Charles’ blog post, Placing the Declaration of Independence in Historical Context: Thoughts on Educating Current and Future Generations about America’s Founding Document, discusses teaching the Declaration of Independence in its proper context. “Perhaps the best way to do so is to look at the Declaration through the lens of a complaint in a court of law. A complaint is simply a legal pleading that stipulates to the court the parties involved, the court’s… [read post]
22 Aug 2013, 4:30 am by Karen Tani
The August 2013 issue of the Law & History Review is out. (I've included links, but they forward to content that is only available to subscribers.)Articles:Mark Golub, Remembering Massive Resistance to School DesegregationHelen J. Knowles, Seeing the Light: Lysander Spooner's Increasingly Popular ConstitutionalismMichael Schoeppner, Peculiar Quarantines: The Seamen Acts and Regulatory Authority in the Antebellum South  Howard Pashman, The People's Property Law: A Step Toward Building a… [read post]
15 Apr 2011, 2:59 pm by Dan Farber
I’ve had the impression that, over the time I’ve been following environmental law, there’s been a dramatic increase in the amount of scholarship in the field.  I did a search of the Westlaw JLR database for  (“environmental regulation” “air pollution” “water pollution” “endangered species”) with data restrictions.  This search is only an approximation but it should capture a high proportion of environmental articles and not too many others.  To the extent there are errors,… [read post]
28 Oct 2011, 1:00 am by Karen Tani
Issues in Legal Scholarship, a faculty-edited UC Berkeley Law journal, has just published an issue on "Denaturalizing Citizenship," edited by Leti Volpp.  It is a symposium on Linda Bosniak's The Citizen and the Alien: Dilemmas of Contemporary Membership (2006) and Ayelet Shachar's The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality (2009).LHB readers may be particularly interested in the contributions by Rogers Smith and Mark Tushnet. Here are the abstracts:The Political Challenges of… [read post]
6 Apr 2010, 9:41 pm by Jacob Katz Cogan
Each year, at its annual meeting, the American Society of International Law bestows a number of book and article awards. Here are those presented at the 2010 annual meeting:Certificate of Merit for a preeminent contribution to creative scholarship: Beth Simmons, Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics (Cambridge Univ. Press 2009).Certificate of Merit in a specialized area of international law: Mark Osiel, The End of Reciprocity: Terror, Torture, and the Law of War… [read post]
15 Sep 2010, 8:30 am by legalinformatics
Jason Eiseman of the Yale Law School Library has posted Time to Turn the Page on Print Legal Information, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In his post, Mr. Eiseman poses the question, “Is there a good reason why judges should not be blogging their opinions?” In his response, Mr. Eiseman discusses a range of timely issues related to the transition to digital legal publishing, including the costs of print publication, the… [read post]
15 Oct 2013, 6:30 am by Karen Tani
New from Cambridge University Press: Law and Legal Process: Substantive Law and Procedure in English Legal History, edited by Matthew Dyson (University of Cambridge) and David Ibbetson (University of Cambridge).The Press explains:This collection of papers from the Twentieth British Legal History Conference explores the relationship between substantive law and the way in which it actually worked. Instead of looking at what the courts said they were doing, it is concerned more with the reality of… [read post]
6 Feb 2012, 11:55 pm by Josh Wright
Peter Klein offers up some thoughts on “reference bloat” in academic journals: Nature News (via Bronwyn Hall): One in five academics in a variety of social science and business fields say they have been asked to pad their papers with superfluous references in order to get published. The figures, from a survey published today in Science, also suggest that journal editors strategically target junior faculty, who in turn were more willing to acquiesce. I think reference bloat is a problem,… [read post]
7 Jul 2011, 7:18 am by Dan Ernst
Alison L. LaCroix, University of Chicago Law School, has posted Rhetoric and Reality in Early American Legal History: A Reply to Gordon Wood. It is a response to "Federalism from the Bottom Up," Professor Gordon S. Wood's (as yet forthcoming, I believe) review of her book in the University of Chicago Law Review 78 (2011): 705. Here is LaCroix's abstract:In this reply to a review by Gordon Wood of Alison LaCroix’s book The Ideological Origins of American Federalism (Harvard University Press,… [read post]
5 Jan 2014, 9:30 pm by Karen Tani
The Fall 2013 issue of American Political Thought featured a symposium on Charles Beard's  Economic Interpretation. Full content is available to subscribers only, but here's a glimpse of the TOC:Max M. Edling, Introduction to the Centennial Symposium on Charles Beard’s Economic Interpretation (pp. 259-263) Woody Holton, The Readers’ Reports Are In (pp. 264-273)David Waldstreicher, The Beardian Legacy, the Madisonian Moment, and the Politics of Slavery (pp. 274-282)Eric Slauter,… [read post]
28 Feb 2013, 8:00 am by Tamara Piety
Has been posted on Balkinization and on SSRN The First Amendment is an Information Policy. This paper sounds like it could have interesting implications for an issue which I intend to return to on the scholarship front, that is, what happens when some of what appears in law reviews has been "sponsored" or "commissioned" ? And when I say "sponsored" or "commissioned" I am not referring to law school summer research grants. Such grants are never conditioned on the topic or on the author reaching a… [read post]