Eighth Circuit Historical Society

The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit

Court of Appeals Branch


2003 Annual Report of the Court of Appeals Branch
of the Historical Society of the
United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit

(from annual Board of Directors meeting, July 17, 2003)

The branch continues work on its primary project, a written history of the Eighth Circuit. Author Jeffrey Morris has submitted a newly shortened manuscript constituting a seventh draft. When the draft is finalized, the branch will have the history published by a university press. Some funding for this project has been approved from the attorney admission fee fund, though the branch is also doing some private fund raising.

Aracely Munoz Contreras is the recipient of the fourth annual John F. Dillon Award for her paper, The Maquiladora Murders: Eradicating Child Labor Beyond the Factory Walls. The Dillon Award is a history essay contest at the University of Iowa College of Law, co-sponsored by the Appeals branch and the John F. Dillon Inn of Court of Davenport, Iowa. The purpose of the essay competition is to encourage scholarship in areas that include, but are not necessarily limited to, legal history.



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January 16, 2004
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