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Mark S. Weiner

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Ever since I can remember, I have been interested in how people across the world have used law to organize their communities in profoundly different ways. My love of law and its development grew while I was in school, at Stanford and Yale, and in time I wrote three books on the subject.

In 2001, I got married, bought a house, and began teaching at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. I adored my students, and I relished the opportunity to introduce them to the American constitutional tradition. But my commute to work was three hours door-to-door, and my life was getting out of balance. What's more, I was continually taken away from the basic questions that had drawn me to a scholar's life to begin with.

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Mark S. Weiner I'm currently working on four different projects.

The first project is a follow-up to my most recent book, The Rule of the Clan, and it basically…more
I'm currently working on four different projects.

The first project is a follow-up to my most recent book, The Rule of the Clan, and it basically turns the issue I examined there on its head by exploring the legal foundations of individualism. What are the essential legal rules and doctrines that make a modern, individualist way of life possible? How did they develop? How did many of them spread across the world or grow independently in different legal systems? What social problems did they resolve—and what problems did they create? Are some of them reaching the end of their historical life, and if they are, what rules and doctrines might replace them after they're gone? I discuss that project a bit here:

http://www.telospress.com/the-legal-f....

In addition, over the past couple of years I've slowly taught myself video production and post-production, and I've been exploring how to tell stories about legal history through the distinctive aesthetic resources of film. My videos are entirely DIY, but I'm increasingly happy with the results. I've especially been making videos about rare law books. Here's an example:

https://vimeo.com/111802683

I've also been preparing an exhibition for the Grollier Club in New York City with my friend Mike Widener, curator of rare books at Yale Law School. The exhibition will be called "Law's Picture Books," and it's set to open in February 2018. You can learn a bit more about it here:

http://worldsoflaw.wordpress.com/2014...

Finally, last year I did something completely different and wrote a children's novel about a talking mouse (well, it's really about what it means to be brave, but it's told by a talking mouse). Writing it was a joy, and it taught me a lot about the way that fiction can be an empirical exploration of the moral world. I'm currently looking for a publisher.(less)
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I am over the moon to share the news that The Rule of the Clan has received the 2015 Grawmeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.


The award is the greatest honor of my professional life, and I am so grateful to everyone who supported me in ways large and small over the years.


There is great celebration taking place here in Hamden, Connecticut.


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