No Surrender!

Jessie Allen, School of Law, University of Pittsburgh Book the Second. Chapter the twenty-second. Of ALIENATION by SPECIAL CUSTOM. This chapter is about how legal rituals can put some flexibility into social boundaries. Blackstone describes...

Call for Submissions: Election 2020 Haiku

  Call for Submissions: Hedgehogs and Foxes Election Haiku Contest Hedgehogs and Foxes (HaF) welcomes Haiku submissions from poets and from those who dabble, especially writers from the legal academy. As you know, a...

Joshua A. Jones, Sunday Child Exchange

    SUNDAY CHILD EXCHANGE Joshua A. Jones    Jason plopped down on his sagging mattress. The thread-bare pile of sheets and blankets slipped free from the warped pallet. Jason’s neglected pit bull overwhelmed...

Samuel Beckett as a TV Cop? @OpenCulture

Via Open Culture, here are the opening credits of a fictional cop show created by Quinn Martin. The star is none other than Samuel Beckett. Beckett with two “t”s would really have been something...

Actores Fabulae

Jessie Allen, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh  Book the Second. Chapter the Twenty First. Of Alienation by Matter of Record. The common law of property doesn’t get much more arcane and insular than...

Actions Speak Louder

Jessie Allen, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh  BOOK THE SECOND, Chapter the twentieth, Of ALIENATION by DEED. This chapter is about words and deeds. Is this really the first time I have noticed that...