Doppelganger Political Commercials @VeepHBO @justinlmack @emrosenberg @indystar @washingtonpost

Eli Rosenberg at the Washington Post points out the “life imitates art” resemblances between Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN)’s new campaign commercial and that for character Jonah Ryan, who ran for Congress in the popular TV series “Veep.” Cue the plaid shirt and tree-chopping activities. Mr. Rosenberg cites some tele-analysis from Justin L. Mack and Holly V. Hays at the Indianapolis Star, who note that “there are some differences. For example, Donnelly does his own narration…while Ryan uses a voiceover. And Donnelly, showing his love of responsible wood chopping, makes sure…

Law & Humanities Blog: Gingerich on Remixing Rawls: Constitutionalizing Cultural Liberties

Jonathan Gingerich, Washington University, St. Louis, is publishing Remixing Rawls: Constitutionalizing Cultural Liberties in volume 11 of the Northweastern University Law Review (2019). Here is the abstract. This article develops a liberal theory of cultural rights that must be guaranteed by just legal and political institutions. People form their own individual conceptions of the good in the cultural space constructed by the political societies they inhabit. This article argues that only rarely do individuals develop views of what is valuable that diverge more than slightly from the conceptions of the…

Bonfield on Britain’s Brief Encounter With Forced Heirship @NYLawSchool

Lloyd Bonfield, New York Law School, has published Farewell Downton Abbey, Adieu Primogeniture and Entail: Britain’s Brief Encounter with Forced Heirship. Here is the abstract. This article observes a little-noted proposal (the Landed Property of Intestates Bill) introduced into the British Parliament in 1836. It considers the debate upon it that ensued, and the accompanying pamphlet literature. The Bill proposed to alter the inheritance custom of primogeniture that directed the pattern of descent of freehold land in the absence of directions by settlement or will, and the dialogue is used…

Call For Applications, Tenure Track Positions, Legal Studies, St. Jerome’s University

Two Faculty Positions Open, Department of Sociology and Legal Studies, St. Jerome’s University The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at St. Jerome’s University invites applications for two (2) positions in Legal Studies, both commencing July 1, 2019. One is tenured or tenure stream at the rank of Associate Professor; the other is tenure stream at the rank of Assistant Professor and is subject to budgetary approval. Successful candidates will have a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of Legal Studies or a relevant interdisciplinary or disciplinary field in the humanities…

ASLCH CFP October 24, 2018 @Law_Cult_Huma

Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities: Call for Proposals We are pleased to announce that the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities will be held at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada on March 22-23, 2019. The event is co-sponsored by The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. Information regarding the pre-conference Graduate Student Workshop will follow shortly. We welcome quality proposals on any topic related to law and legal studies. We warmly welcome proposals…

Funny, Funny Judges @laphamsquart

Lapham’s Quarterly offers this selection of interesting footnotes from cases, some well-known, some obscure. Included is a Ninth Circuit case that introduces the phrase, “Holy Copyright Law, Batman!” to the legal lexicon, and a cite to “Who Let the Dogs Out?” with the wry comment from Judge Philip S. Straniere that although the song “allegedly has nothing to do with canines[,] …I have not been able to understand the lyrics to any song written since the Fillmore East closed, I have appropriated the title solely to make a point and…

Television Drama, Law, and National Identity, Symposium at Centre for Law, Society, Popular Culture, Westminster Law School, September 6, 2019 @@UW_WLS ‏

Law & Humanities Blog: CFP: Television Drama, Law, and National Identity, Symposium at Centre for Law, Society, Popular Culture, Westminster Law School, September 6, 2019 @@UW_WLS ‏ skip to main | skip to sidebar CFP: Television Drama, Law, and National Identity, Symposium at Centre for Law, Society, Popular Culture, Westminster Law School, September 6, 2019 @@UW_WLS ‏ Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture Television drama, law and national identity Symposium Announcement and First Call for Papers University of Westminster Television drama plays a seminal role in the cultural life…

Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University @Carleton_U

The Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) is currently seeking candidates for two tenure-track assistant professors in the following areas: 1) Law and Work Law and Legal Studies (Law and Work) – Assistant Professor Field of Specialization: Law and WorkAcademic Unit: Law and Legal StudiesCategory of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)Rank/Position Title: Assistant ProfessorStart Date: July 1, 2019Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin on October 29, 2018 and continue until the position is filled About the Position: The Department of Law and Legal Studies invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary (tenure-track) appointment at…

Moore on The Past, Present, and Future of Law Reform in Canada

Marcus Moore, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, has published The Past, Present, and Future of Law Reform in Canada at 6 Theory and Practice of Legislation 225 (2018). Here is the abstract. The story of institutional law reform in Canada has been described by one veteran as ‘somewhat troubling.’ It is a story not without significant successes: In Québec civil law, the codifications were remarkable achievements which realised sweeping and highly-esteemed reforms. Among Canadian common law provinces, Ontario founded the Commonwealth’s first law reform commission in 1964, and as…