Former ASLH President Lauren Benton, the Barton M. Biggs Professor of History and Professor of Law at Yale University, will deliver the inaugural Dean’s Lecture at the Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh, On Wednesday, 13 March 2024, 17:00 – 18:30 GMT, at the Law School’s Usha Kasera Lecture Theatre.  “A world

As an immunocompromised person, I thought that this was interesting: The standard line is that under 3% of the U.S. population is immunocompromised either due to disease, to antirejection drugs associated with transplants, or to (frequently cancer) medical treatment.  But Melissa L. Martinson, Jessica Lapham, Prevalence of Immunosuppression Among US Adults (Feb. 15, 2024) suggests

Mary Ziegler, University of California, Davis, School of Law, is publishing The History of Neutrality: Dobbs and the Social Movement Politics of History and Tradition in the Yale Law Journal Forum. Here is the abstract.

By excavating the history around the history-and-tradition test used in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the alternative it

Biff Baker, Metropolitan State University of Denver, has published Orwell’s 1984 Revisited: Woke Vocabulary And Uncivil Discourse. Here is the abstract.
Semantics study how language conveys meaning and is interpreted – examining word meaning, sentence meaning, pragmatics, and meaning representation. A shared understanding of word meanings is crucial for effective communication and social cohesion.

Thomas Frampton, The First Black Jurors and the Integration of the American Jury, 24 N.Y.U. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming, 2024), available at SSRN (Sept. 5, 2023).Thomas Frampton’s article The First Black Jurors and the Integration of the American Jury reads like an exciting book giving us a new perspective on the first black jurors. It

Nearly two-thirds of workers have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan (P. 324.) Consequently, retirement security is a salient issue in US politics and corporate governance. BlackRock, Vanguard Group, and State Street, the three largest investment managers, who own about 20 percent of every company in the S&P 500 Index, offer a menu of mutual