Monday, April 2, 2012

2012-13 Fellowship Round-up

Congratulations are in order for the latest crop of legal history fellows!

Greg Ablavsky (JD, University of Pennsylvania, PhD candidate, University of Pennsylvania) will be the George Sharswood Fellow in Law and History at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He will be working on his dissertation, titled "Before Domestic Dependent Nations: Natives and Law in Early America."

Kevin Arlyck (JD, New York University, PhD candidate, New York University) will be an Academic Fellow at Columbia Law School. Kevin will be working on an article, based on his dissertation-in-progress, entitled "'The Means of Preventing Disputes with Foreign Nations': The Federal Courts’ Role in U.S. Foreign Relations in the 1790s."

Rabia Belt (JD, University of Michigan, PhD candidate, University of Michigan) will be a Research Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center. Her research project is her dissertation, titled "Disabling Democracy in America: Citizenship, Suffrage, and the Law, 1830-1920."

Anne Fleming (JD, Harvard, PhD candidate, University of Pennsylvania) will be a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School. She will be focusing on her dissertation, tentatively titled "City of Debtors: Law, Loansharks, and the Shadow Economy of Urban Poverty, 1900-1970.”

Paul MacMahon (JD, Harvard, PhD candidate, University of Oxford) will also be a Climenko. Among other things, he will work on a paper tentatively titled "Investigating Death: the Decline of the American Coroner's Inquest." 

Maribel Morey (JD, New York University, PhD candidate, Princeton) will be a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow at New York University. Her research project is titled "The Making of An American Dilemma (1944): Elite Philanthropies, the Social Sciences, and Minority Groups in a Modern Democracy."

Peter Pihos (JD, New York University, PhD candidate, University of Pennsylvania) will be the Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolfe Howe Legal History Fellow at Harvard Law School. He will be working on his dissertation, titled "Police Power and Civil Rights: The Battle for Chicago Since the 1960s."

Sarah Spinner (JD, Yale, PhD candidate, Yale) will be the other Golieb Fellow. As a Golieb, Sarah will be working on a project about the collaboration of the judiciary in Vichy France, entitled "Judging the Judges: The Special Section of the Paris Court of Appeals, 1941-1945."

UPDATE:

Taisu Zhang (JD, Yale, PhD candidate, Yale) has accepted a visiting assistant professor position at Duke University School of Law.  He will be working on his dissertation, tentatively titled “Kinship Networks, Social Status and the creation of Property Rights in Early Modern China and England.” 

Email us if we've missed anyone and we will update the post. Also, stay tuned for an announcement of the recipients of the University of Wisconsin Law & Society post-doc and the Indiana University Jerome Hall post-doc.

Congratulations to all!

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