Legal History

The Richard and Diane Cummins Legal History Research Grant for 2015

Deadline: 

10/15/14

Event Date: 

10/15/14

Organization: 

George Washington Law School

The Cummins Grant provides a stipend of $10,000 to support short-term historical research using Special Collections at GW’s Jacob Burns Law Library, which is noted for its continental historical legal collections, especially its French Collection. Special Collections also is distinguished by its holdings in Roman and canon law, church-state relations, international law, and its many incunabula.

Legalities and Legacies: The Past, Present, and Future of the Palestine Mandate in International Law

Deadline: 

09/30/14

Event Date: 

06/21/15 to 06/22/15

Location name: 

Jerusalem

Organization: 

Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Columbia Law School

The Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Columbia LawSchool invite the submission of written proposals for an international conference on the international law legacies of the Palestine mandate, to be held in Jerusalem on 21-22 June 2015, and for a subsequent publication.

Recipients of this call for papers are invited to submit proposals to present a paper at the conference. Some authors of proposals selected for the conference will be offered partial or full coverage of flight and accommodation expenses.

Criminal Law and Emotions in European Legal Cultures: From 16th Century to the Present

Deadline: 

10/1/14

Event Date: 

05/21/15 to 05/22/15

Location name: 

Berlin, Germany

Organization: 

Max Planck Institute for Human Development

This conference will explore how legal professionals, as judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys
and other legal officials, handled different forms of knowledge about emotions in the practice of law, in accordance with, or in opposition to, general social and cultural attitudes and public
opinion. It will further investigate the presence and absence—and their meanings—of emotions
in the courtroom, as a fundamental aspect of criminal law practices. It will take into
consideration not only the emotions which were shown, expected and provoked but also the