Monthly Archives: September 2008

How to Do Biography

An interesting addition to any class on Legal History:  Nigel Hamilton’s How to Do Biography: A Primer (Harvard University Press, 2008). The book has a handy chapter on researching your subject, but I found the suggestions for framing and shaping … Continue reading

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A Conversation Among Legal Biographers

In the most recent issue of Focus on Law Studies, there is a feature entitled, “A Conversation Among Legal Biographers.” Both Jill Norgren (Belva Lockwood’s biographer) and Joan Biskupic (Sandra Day O’Connor’s biographer) are interviewed in the article. Norgren describes … Continue reading

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Carol Los Mansmann

The Fall 2007 issue of the Duquesne Law Review is a special issue focusing on the life and work of the Honorable Carol Los Mansmann (Judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit). The contents of the … Continue reading

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New Face of Women’s Legal History

The Akron Law Review (Volume 41, No. 3, 2008) has a special symposium issue dedicated to the “New Face of Women’s Legal History.” The articles include: “Introduction to the Symposium” by Tracy A. Thomas “The Ladies’ Health Protective Association:  Lay Lawyers … Continue reading

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Her Story: A Timeline of Women Who Changed America

New book that is quite a lovely read:  Her Story: A Timeline of Women Who Changed America by Charlotte S. Waisman and Jill S. Tietjen  (Harper Collins, 2008). The women lawyers included in this book: Bella Abzug Sadie Alexander Florence … Continue reading

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Review of Jill Norgren’s New Book

The Journal of Supreme Court History has a book review of Jill Norgren’s new biography of Belva Lockwood.  ["The Judicial Bookshelf," by D. Grier Stephenson, 33 Journal of Supreme Court History 200, 215 (2008)] The review states: “Thoroughly researched and … Continue reading

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Women, Money and the Law

A new book that looks very intriguing: “Women, Money and the Law: Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Gender, and the Courts,” by Joyce W. Warren. (University of Iowa Press, 2008) Some of the chapters that caught my attention:  “The Woman Plaintiff”, “The Woman … Continue reading

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