The Golden Age of Crime, a 2-Day International Conference at the University of Chester, April 3-4, 2020

Law & Humanities Blog: Call For Proposals: The Golden Age of Crime, a 2-Day International Conference at the University of Chester, April 3-4, 2020 skip to main | skip to sidebar Call For Proposals: The Golden Age of Crime, a 2-Day International Conference at the University of Chester, April 3-4, 2020 The Golden Age of Crime: A Re-Evaluation A 2-day international conference at the University of Chester The Golden Age of crime fiction, roughly defined as puzzle-based mystery fiction produced between the First and Second World Wars, is enjoying a…

Gordon and O’Donnell on The Power and Potential of Committed Legal Writing @DrexelKline

Deborah S. Gordon, Drexel University School of Law, and Kait O’Donnell have published Of Skepticism, Illegitimacy, and Fools: The Power and Potential of Committed Legal Writing. Here is the abstract. The law is once again facing a legitimacy crisis—one brought into full relief during Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, wherein the future of the independent judiciary was, if not decimated, at least hotly debated. Though this current crisis may be novel in its precise implications, such crises are not new. Indeed, skepticism concerning the legitimacy of the law and the act…

Kerr on The Perfect Opinion @GeorgetownLaw

Andrew Jensen Kerr, Georgetown University Law Center, has published The Perfect Opinion. Here is the abstract. In this Article I collate favorite judicial opinions to inductively derive an archetype of perfection. The question of which opinions we like the most is decidedly subjective, but it also reveals implied preferences for creative judging that might not register on citation counts or be prioritized when editing casebooks. Importantly, our choice of a favorite reflects something about *us*. So why do judges often select non-authoritative opinions (alternative concurrences, or dissents) or no-citation opinions…

Law & Humanities Blog: Santamaria on Foucault and Modern Law: A Review

Gerardo del Cerro Santamaria has published Foucault and Modern Law: A Review at 26 Foucault Studies 111 (June 2019). Here is the abstract. Professor Jacopo Martire’s book, A Foucauldian Interpretation of Modern Law. From Sovereignty to Normalisation and Beyond deserves careful attention. The book represents the author’s project of making Foucault’s thought compatible with modern legal theory. Dr. Martire (from the University of Bristol) tries to put together and reconcile two seemingly incompatible approaches to understanding the workings of modern society. Jürgen Habermas’s forceful critique of Foucault still looms large.…

Damodaran on Resistance to Power as Depicted in the Hacker Wars

Saigopal AP Damodaran, Christ College, has published Resistance To Power as Depicted in the Hacker Wars at 7 IMPACT: International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Literature 51 (June 2019). Here is the abstract. The Hacker Wars(2014) is a documentary film directed by Vivien Lesnik Weisman. This documentary film focuses on hackers, specifically hacktivists and their battles against the US government over surveillance, privacy and who should hold information. The film tells the story of three prominent faces in the hacktivist movement. They are Andrew Aurenheimer, known by his…

Teaching Law With Popular Culture

Available August 16, 2019: The Media Method: Teaching Law With Popular Culture (Christine A. Corcos, ed., Durham, Carolina Academic Press, 2019). Here from the publisher’s website is a description of the book’s contents. Many law professors now teach courses by using examples from popular culture, but there is no comprehensive overview of ways to integrate non-law materials into the legal curriculum. In this text, more than two dozen law professors from the United States, Canada, and Australia demonstrate how to integrate fiction, poetry, comic books, film, television, music, and other…

A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump (Cambridge, 2019)

Newly published: Frank O. Bowman, III, High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Here from the publisher’s website is a description of the book’s contents. For the third time in forty-five years, America is talking about impeaching a president, but the impeachment provisions of the American constitution are widely misunderstood. In High Crimes and Misdemeanors, constitutional scholar Frank O. Bowman, III offers unprecedented clarity to the question of impeachment, tracing its roots to medieval England through its adoption in the…

Sassoubre on Realism and Melodrama in American Film Since “Birth of a Nation”

Ticien Marie Sassoubre, Stanford Law School, is publishing Knowing It When We See It: Realism and Melodrama in American Film Since ‘Birth of a Nation’ in Trial Films on Trial: Law, Justice, and Popular Culture, Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press (Austin Sarat, Jessica Silbey & Martha Umphrey, Eds., Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, (2019). In American film, official law tends to be indifferent, bureaucratic, and corruptible, constantly threatening to produce injustice. In contrast, “justice” is individual, unambiguous and readily accessible. As a result, seeing justice done often requires extralegal intervention.…

Tips for Finding Yourself After a Divorce

Divorce involves a lot of emotional and physical stress. It is very difficult to deal with it even after long time has passed. However it becomes easier to deal with it if you are aware of the steps of divorce. This will help in the divorce proceedings and while taking important decisions during this process. It has brought an end to an emotional bonding and relationship that you have established with your partner. Thus, it is essential to deal with this stress and move on life. Discovering yourself after a…

Eight Ways to Divorce Proof Your Marriage

1) Write a mission statement: Most brides spend more time planning for their wedding day than for the marriage itself and are unprepared for what happens after the "I do." More than half of newlyweds will struggle to maintain a fraction of the friendship they now enjoy with their spouse. Lack of a realistic vision of how married life will be or a plan to help this vision manifest is the first mistake many new brides make. If you and your mate have been functioning without written objectives, you must…