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The edges of medieval law

Every now and then a book comes along that grabs your attention. The Dutch translation of Michael Pye’s The Edge of the World: How The North Sea Made Us Who We Are… 2,300 more words

Legal History

Call for Proposals: Law in the History of Capitalism

The American Bar Foundation and the University of Chicago are co-hosting the Law in the History of Capitalism: A Conference on June 27-28, 2016, in Chicago, IL.   41 more words

Conferences And Symposia

Current Issues and Recent Developments in the Fight against Tobacco

By Mark Greenwold

Tobacco-related disease is the largest preventable cause of death in the world. In the twentieth century tobacco killed 100 million people worldwide. Currently, more than 6 million people worldwide die of tobacco-related disease every year and the World Health Organization estimates that if current trends continue tobacco will kill one billion people in the twenty-first century.  637 more words

La Trobe University

The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue (Piu Marie Eatwell, 2015)

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In the late 1800s, a woman came forward claiming that her son was the heir to a dukedom.   283 more words

Looking for and beyond origins

Finding the origin of something can be fascinating, and this kind of search can bring you much more than just a satisfying conclusion. The direction in which you search for a particular origin can be revealing in itself. 3,101 more words

Legal History

The Quest for a Legal Lingua Franca

When it comes to legal texts, idiosyncrasies are very important. And in the international context this renders legal translation incredibly complex. Consequently, there have been efforts to establish a lingua franca for cross-border legal transactions , mainly within the European Union. 335 more words

Legal Culture

Judging Taney: A Response to Josh Blackman

By Steve Klepper (Twitter: @MDAppeal)

As Josh Blackman has covered at his blog, a Baltimore City commission has recommended removing the statue of… 862 more words

Legal History