Law & Humanities Blog: Cummings on Law and Social Movements: Reimagining the Progressive Canon

Scott L. Cummings, UCLA School of Law, is publishing Law and Social Movements: Reimagining the Progressive Canon in the Wisconsin Law Review (2018). Here is the abstract. This Article examines the “progressive legal canon” — iconic legal campaigns to advance progressive causes — and explores the implications of canon construction and critique for the study of lawyers and social movements. Looking backward, it reflects on why specific cases, like Brown v. Board of Education and Roe v. Wade, have become fundamental to progressive understandings of the role that lawyers play…

Professional Negotiation Vs Self Negotiation – Why Should You Hire a Debt Settlement Company?

Why should I hire a debt settlement company instead of the fact that I can negotiate myself with my creditors? This question is often asked by thousands of American credit card debtors when they seek for debt relief programs and select the debt settlement. They are not aware about the fact that they have not any professional capabilities for dealing with their creditors in a very technical and professional way in order to get a win-win situation. You must understand the foundations of settlement programs and the benefits of hiring…

The Financial Facts Behind Divorce

While it may seem counter-intuitive, the more common divorce becomes, the more complicated it gets. One might expect that because about half of today’s first marriages end in divorce (and around 60 percent of second marriages) the law, the process, even the outcome would become standardized, predictable even. Yet nothing could be farther from the truth. Finances quickly emerge as the most complicated issue facing a divorcing couple, and today’s finances can be extremely complicated. Years ago, ordinary people did not own mutual funds and stock options, create blended families,…

Debt Settlement Advice That Helps You Avoid Bankruptcy

Unfortunately, it has literally become standard practice in the United States for a person to have a debt problem. In too many scenarios; a major debt problem! Meaning, they are over their heads in debt with a financial crisis such as bankruptcy looming in the backdrop. Here is some debt settlement advice that may very well help you avoid filing bankruptcy. One of the major reasons for their financial hardships is credit card debt mismanagement. These days people tend to use the credit cards almost as if there was no…

Name-Calling and Bullying Students and Doubters @tjsl

Bryan H. Wildenthal, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, is publishing Shapiro ‘On the Media’: Name-Calling and Bullying Students and Doubters in the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Newsletter (2018). Here is the abstract. For far too long, when it comes to the Shakespeare Authorship Question (SAQ), orthodox academics, whatever their motivations, have largely avoided the simple duty that any serious scholar has: to engage forthrightly with the evidence. Instead, such scholars, when they deign to mention the SAQ at all, have focused almost entirely on trying to denigrate or psychoanalyze authorship doubters.…

Crime Fiction as World Literature (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017) @jcalvo11 @BloomsburyBooks

Via @jcalvo 11: ICYMI: Crime Fiction as World Literature (Louise Nilsson, David Damrosch, and Theo D’haen, eds., Bloomsbury Publishing 2017). Here from the publisher’s website is a description of the book’s contents. While crime fiction is one of the most widespread of all literary genresSchedule, this is the first book to treat it in its full global is the first book to treat crime fiction in its full global and plurilingual dimensions, taking the genre seriously as a participant in the international sphere of world literature. In a wide-ranging panorama…

Christiana Gregoriou, Crime Fiction Migration (Bloomsbury, 2017) @c_gregoriou @BloomsburyBooks

ICYMI: Christiana Gregoriou, Crime Fiction Migration: Crossing Languages, Cultures and Media (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017) (Advances in Stylistics). Here from the publisher’s website is a description of the book’s contents. Crime narratives form a large and central part of the modern cultural landscape. This book explores the cognitive stylistic processing of prose and audiovisual fictional crime ‘texts’. It also examines instances where such narratives find themselves, through popular demand, ‘migrating’ – meaning that they cross languages, media formats and/or cultures. In doing so, Crime Fiction Migration proposes a move from a…

Finkelman on Frederick Douglass’s Constitution @PaulFinkelman @GratzCollege

ICYMI: Paul Finkelman, Gratz College, has published Frederick Douglas’s Constitution: From Garrisonian Abolitionist to Lincoln Republican at 81 Missouri Law Review 1 (2016). Here is the abstract. This Article explores how the great black abolitionist Frederick Douglass was both a constitutional actor and a constitutional theorist. Unlike most constitutional actors, Douglass was not a judge, lawyer, professor, or an elected official. Nevertheless, throughout much of his life, Douglass shaped the Constitution through his actions. He was also shaped by the Constitution as he went from being a fugitive slave –…

Bateman on the Supreme “Courts” of the Roman Empire @cg_bateman

ICYMI: C. G. Bateman, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, has published The Supreme ‘Courts’ of the Roman Empire: Constantine’s Judicial Role for the Bishops. Here is the abstract. Constantine, the Roman Emperor from 312-337, was a law-giver who first put the Christian Church in the place of primacy in the organization of the state that it only lost as recently as the seventeenth century; as such, he is very important to legal and social history in the Western experience. This thesis explores the degree to which the Emperor…

Oguamanam on Traditional Knowledge and the “Public Domain” Revisited @Chidi_Oguamanam @

Chidi Oguamanam, University of Ottawa, Common Law Section, has published Wandering Footloose: Traditional Knowledge and the ‘Public Domain’ Revisited at 2018 JWIP 1. Here is the abstract. Ongoing interdisciplinary theoretical interests over the “ownership of culture” is a complex conversation that has pitched traditional knowledge (TK) and its holders against other knowledge systems in a manner that implicates significant power relations and plural philosophical orientations over the governance of knowledge. Nowhere is the pressure on TK more pronounced than in the new- found interest of the United States and its…