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The Law Librarian Of The Twentieth And Twenty-First Centuries: A Figuration In Flux, Theodora Belniak Jan 2009

The Law Librarian Of The Twentieth And Twenty-First Centuries: A Figuration In Flux, Theodora Belniak

Law Librarian Journal Articles

Through inspection of scholarly writings of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Ms. Belniak articulates the skill sets, knowledge areas, and personality characteristics of the archetypal law librarian over the last one hundred years.


Jamie L. Bronstein's Caught In The Machinery: Workplace Accidents And Injured Workers In Nineteenth-Century Britain (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 2009

Jamie L. Bronstein's Caught In The Machinery: Workplace Accidents And Injured Workers In Nineteenth-Century Britain (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


The Legal Profession: From The Revolution To The Civil War, Alfred S. Konefsky Jan 2008

The Legal Profession: From The Revolution To The Civil War, Alfred S. Konefsky

Contributions to Books

Published as Chapter 3 in The Cambridge History of Law in America, Volume II, The Long Nineteenth Century (1789–1920), Michael Grossberg & Christopher Tomlins, eds.

The American legal profession matured and came to prominence during the century prior to the Civil War. Before the Revolution, across some 150 years, lawyers in different colonies underwent different experiences at different times. By the beginning of the eighteenth century, more lawyers were entering professional life. After the revolution and the defection by the Tory lawyers, the remaining quickly burnished their images in the glow of republican ideals while grasping new market opportunities. For ...


Law And Economic Change During The Short Twentieth Century, John Henry Schlegel Jan 2008

Law And Economic Change During The Short Twentieth Century, John Henry Schlegel

Contributions to Books

Published as Chapter 16 in Cambridge History of Law in America, Volume 3: The Twentieth Century and After (1920–), Michael Grossberg & Christopher Tomlins, eds.

The brief recounting of the American economy in the twenties and thirties raises obvious questions about law and economic change. Economic change is the shift from one enacted, in both senses, understanding of economic life to another, in the case of the short twentieth century, from an associationalist economy to an impatient economy. This chapter explicates this economic change, and interrogates it in order to understand the role of law in its occurrence. Despite the essential ...


The Adulterous Wife: A Cross-Historical And Interdisciplinary Approach, Meghan E.B. Norton Sep 2007

The Adulterous Wife: A Cross-Historical And Interdisciplinary Approach, Meghan E.B. Norton

Buffalo Women's Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Understanding Buffalo's Economic Development (Review Essay), Thomas E. Headrick, John Henry Schlegel Apr 2007

Understanding Buffalo's Economic Development (Review Essay), Thomas E. Headrick, John Henry Schlegel

Book Reviews

Reviewing Diana Dillaway, Power Failure: Politics, Patronage, and the Economic Future of Buffalo, New York (2006).


Douglas Hay And Paul Craven's Masters, Servants, And Magistrates In Britain And The Empire, 1562–1955 (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 2007

Douglas Hay And Paul Craven's Masters, Servants, And Magistrates In Britain And The Empire, 1562–1955 (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


Mark Curthoys' Governments, Labour, And The Law In Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation Of The 1870s (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 2007

Mark Curthoys' Governments, Labour, And The Law In Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation Of The 1870s (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


The Origins Of American Felony Murder Rules, Guyora Binder Jan 2004

The Origins Of American Felony Murder Rules, Guyora Binder

Journal Articles

Contemporary commentators continue to instruct lawyers and law students that England bequeathed America a sweeping default principle of strict liability for all deaths caused in all felonies. This Article exposes the harsh "common law" felony murder rule as a myth. It retraces the origins of American felony murder rules to reveal their modern, American, and legislative sources, the rationality of their original scope, and the fairness of their original application. It demonstrates that the draconian doctrine of strict liability for all deaths resulting from all felonies was never enacted into English law or received into American law. This Article reviews ...


The Accidental Legal Historian: Herman Melville And The History Of American Law, Alfred S. Konefsky Jan 2004

The Accidental Legal Historian: Herman Melville And The History Of American Law, Alfred S. Konefsky

Journal Articles

No abstract provided.


The Law Book In Colonial America: A History Of The Book In America: The Colonial Book In The Atlantic World, Alfred L. Brophy Oct 2003

The Law Book In Colonial America: A History Of The Book In America: The Colonial Book In The Atlantic World, Alfred L. Brophy

Buffalo Law Review

Book review of A History of the Book in America: The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World, David Hall & Hugh Amory, eds.


Gunther Peck's Reinventing Free Labor: Padrones And Immigrant Workers In The North American West, 1880–1930 (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 2003

Gunther Peck's Reinventing Free Labor: Padrones And Immigrant Workers In The North American West, 1880–1930 (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


Coercion, Contract And Free Labor In The Nineteenth Century (A Response To Gunther Peck), Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 2003

Coercion, Contract And Free Labor In The Nineteenth Century (A Response To Gunther Peck), Robert J. Steinfeld

Journal Articles

No abstract provided.


A Jackson Portrait For Jamestown, "A Magnet In The Room", John Q. Barrett Oct 2002

A Jackson Portrait For Jamestown, "A Magnet In The Room", John Q. Barrett

Buffalo Law Review

No abstract provided.


Legitimacy And The Right Of Revolution: The Role Of Tax Protests And Anti-Tax Rhetoric In America, Marjorie E. Kornhauser Oct 2002

Legitimacy And The Right Of Revolution: The Role Of Tax Protests And Anti-Tax Rhetoric In America, Marjorie E. Kornhauser

Buffalo Law Review

No abstract provided.


Important Lessons From History, Wendy Brown-Scott Sep 2002

Important Lessons From History, Wendy Brown-Scott

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

Book review of Mark Curriden & Leroy Phillips, Jr.'s Contempt of Court: The Turn-Of-The_Century Lynching That Launched A hundred Years Of Federalism


Erins On The Erie: A Historical Labor Study, Ryan Patrick Hanna Sep 2002

Erins On The Erie: A Historical Labor Study, Ryan Patrick Hanna

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Birth Of The American Business Corporation: Of Banks, Corporate Governance, And Social Responsibility, Joseph H. Sommer Oct 2001

The Birth Of The American Business Corporation: Of Banks, Corporate Governance, And Social Responsibility, Joseph H. Sommer

Buffalo Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Citation Practices Of The New York Court Of Appeals: A Millennium Update, William H. Manz Oct 2001

The Citation Practices Of The New York Court Of Appeals: A Millennium Update, William H. Manz

Buffalo Law Review

No abstract provided.


Subjectship, Citizenship, And The Long History Of Immigration Regulation, Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 2001

Subjectship, Citizenship, And The Long History Of Immigration Regulation, Robert J. Steinfeld

Journal Articles

No abstract provided.


Freedom Of Contract And Freedom Of Person: A Brief History Of “Involuntary Servitude” In American Fundamental Law, Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 2001

Freedom Of Contract And Freedom Of Person: A Brief History Of “Involuntary Servitude” In American Fundamental Law, Robert J. Steinfeld

Contributions to Books

Published as Chapter 14 in Republicanism and Liberalism in America and the German States, 1750–1850, Jürgen Heideking, James A. Henretta & Peter Becker, eds.

Liberal ideas are normally taken to have played an important role in the development of free markets, and of free labor based on contract in those markets. A closer look at labor regimes in the nineteenth century, however, reveals that liberal commitments to freedom did not straightforwardly produce what we today would think of as free labor. Just as often they produced a form of coerced contractual labor. And this was quite simply because liberal commitments ...


Madison's Hope: Virtue, Self-Interest, And The Design Of Electoral Systems, James A. Gardner Jan 2000

Madison's Hope: Virtue, Self-Interest, And The Design Of Electoral Systems, James A. Gardner

Journal Articles

In recent years, perhaps no institution of American governance has been so thoroughly and consistently excoriated by legal theorists as the familiar American system of winner-take-all elections. The winner-take-all system is said to waste votes, lead to majority monopolization of political power, and cause the under representation and consequent social and economic subordination of political minorities. Some political scientists have attempted to defend winner-take-all systems on the ground that they perform better than PR in maximizing long-term collective and social interests. This article argues, in contrast, that winner-take-all electoral systems rest upon, and can be adequately defended, if at all ...


The Voice Of Willard Hurst, Alfred S. Konefsky Jan 2000

The Voice Of Willard Hurst, Alfred S. Konefsky

Journal Articles

No abstract provided.


Joanne Pope Melish's Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation And "Race" In New England, 1780–1860 (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 2000

Joanne Pope Melish's Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation And "Race" In New England, 1780–1860 (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


How The Cheyenne Indians Wrote Article 2 Of The Uniform Commercial Code, David Ray Papke Oct 1999

How The Cheyenne Indians Wrote Article 2 Of The Uniform Commercial Code, David Ray Papke

Buffalo Law Review

No abstract provided.


Remarks At Women's Conference Luncheon, Marjorie Creola Mix Sep 1999

Remarks At Women's Conference Luncheon, Marjorie Creola Mix

Buffalo Women's Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Remembering Hon. M. Dolores Denman (1931-2000), Ub Law Forum Sep 1999

Remembering Hon. M. Dolores Denman (1931-2000), Ub Law Forum

Buffalo Women's Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Regionalism And The Religion Clauses: The Contribution Of Fisher Ames, Marc M. Arkin Apr 1999

Regionalism And The Religion Clauses: The Contribution Of Fisher Ames, Marc M. Arkin

Buffalo Law Review

No abstract provided.


William J. Novak's The People's Welfare: Law And Regulation In 19th Century America (Book Review), Alfred S. Konefsky Jan 1999

William J. Novak's The People's Welfare: Law And Regulation In 19th Century America (Book Review), Alfred S. Konefsky

Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


Ahead Of Her Time: Helen Z.M. Rodgers And Cecil B. Weiner, Katharine W. Bowen Sep 1998

Ahead Of Her Time: Helen Z.M. Rodgers And Cecil B. Weiner, Katharine W. Bowen

Buffalo Women's Law Journal

No abstract provided.