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Letters Blogatory is Turning Ten!

Posted on January 4, 2021

A week from today, Letters Blogatory celebrates its tenth birthday! I confess the anniversary snuck up on me. Ten years and thousands of posts later, I look back and realize just how important writing this blog has been to me, professionally and personally. On the personal side, it’s provided me an outlet to write every day. Ten years ago I had just recently read Brian Simpson’s chapter on Politics and Law in Elizabethan England: Shelley’s Case, which electrified me by revealing the human drama behind one of the driest of leading cases. I had started making notes and outlining a plot for a novel I was going to call Shelley’s Case, which would be the story of a contemporary lawyer named Shelley who, in…

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Posted on October 19, 2018

Some personal news to report: I have been elected a member of the American Law Institute. For foreign readers, the ALI is “the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.” It drafts and promulgates the Restatements of the Law and uniform codes such as the Model Penal Code and (with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws) the Uniform Commercial Code. So very happy news! I have three reactions: feel free to mix and match as you choose. My official reaction I am grateful for the honor and for the confidence the ALI has shown in me. I will do my best to contribute to the work of the Institute, and…

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