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Kessler Is New LHR Book Review Editor For Non-American Legal History

Publication Date: 
March 03, 2008
Legal History Blog
Mary L. Dudziak

Professor Amalia Kessler was chosen Legal History Review Editor for Non-American Legal History according the Legal History Blog:

Professor Kessler will be responsible for book reviews on the non-Americas. Her research focuses on the evolution of commercial law and civil procedure and explores the roots of modern market culture and of present-day due process norms. The American Society for Legal History (ASLH) awarded her "Enforcing Virtue: Social Norms and Self-Interest in an Eighteenth-Century Merchant Court," the 2005 Surrency Prize for the best article published in LHR in 2004. Professor Brophy will continue his excellent service as LHR's Associate Editor responsible for book reviews on the Americas.

Kessler has a new book, A Revolution in Commerce: The Parisian Merchant Court and the Rise of Commercial Society in Eighteenth-Century France (Yale University Press, 2007).