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  Legal history
They have looked at legal insistutions as complex systems of rules, players and symbols and have seen these elements interact with society to change, adapt, resist or promote certain aspects of civil society.
Such legal historians haved tended to analyze case histories from the parameters of social science inquiry, using statistical methods, analyzing class distinctions among litigants, petitioners and other players in various legal processes.
By analyzing case outcomes, transaction costs, number of settled cases the have begun an anlysis of legal institutions, practices, procedures and briefs that give us a more complex picture of law and society that the study of jurisprudence, case law and civil codes can achieve.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/le/Legal_history.html   (194 words)

 Legal History: Massachusetts Lawyer Views
Trial by battle was the legal successor of the blood feud which was used to settle disputes by the Anglo-Saxons before the Norman conquest of England in 1066.
The ordeal was the principal form of legal proof throughout England and Europe until it came under attack by the church and the pope in 1215.
Legal centrism is basically the situation that arises when legal authority is concentrated in the hands of the state.
www.lawyerviews.com /lawsite/history.html   (1650 words)

 Utah History Encyclopedia
Legal history describes the procedures and sanctions of an orderly society.
The character of twentieth-century legal developments focused on modernizing archaic provisions in the law and state constitution which had been deliberately placed to restrict the ability to govern.
The legal institutions of Utah continue to reflect the ambivalent attitudes about encroachment by the federal government, as was also the case in the nineteenth and throughout the twentieth centuries.
www.media.utah.edu /UHE/l/LEGALHISTORY.html   (3210 words)

 Legal history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(1) Among certain jurists and historians of legal process it has been seen as the recording of the evolution of laws and the technical explanation of how these laws have evolved with the view of better understanding the origins of various legal concepts, some consider it a branch of intellectual history.
They have looked at legal institutions as complex systems of rules, players and symbols and have seen these elements interact with society to change, adapt, resist or promote certain aspects of civil society.
By analyzing case outcomes, transaction costs, number of settled cases they have begun an analysis of legal institutions, practices, procedures and briefs that give us a more complex picture of law and society than the study of jurisprudence, case law and civil codes can achieve.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Legal_history   (263 words)

 A Short History Of Lawyers
Legal anthropology suffered a set-back at the turn of the century in the famous Piltdown Lawyer scandal.
Legal cases ranged from run-of-the-mill goat contract cases to the well-known product liability case documented in the Estate of Socrates vs. Hemlock Wine Company 123 Roman2d 675 (Roman Feudal Court) (FN6) The most famous lawyer of this period was Hamurabi the Lawyer.
This produced children who were legally entitled to practice Roman law, but because of the many defects that such a match produced, the quality of lawyers degenerated, resulting in an ever-increasing defective legal society, and the introduction of accountants.
www.lectlaw.com /files/fun04.htm   (2426 words)

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The American Society for Legal History, an organization of historians, law professors and lawyers, requests proposals for panels and papers for its 1998 meeting, to be held October 22-24, 1998, in Seattle, Washington, USA.
The modules grew around a theoretical framework of critical human geography and critical legal histories, weaving together an analysis of the cultural construction of space and law.
One underlying message through the early modules was the centrality of land in colonial societies, as a mark of economic and social status, as an asset for exploitation, and as a base for commodification of resources on or under the land, or, as in the case of livestock, sustained by it.
www.lycos.com /info/legal-history.html   (663 words)

 Legal History Seminar
The Legal History Seminar is an extension of and covers in much more the English and Colonial American systems with particular emphasis on the 16-18th Centuries.
The paper may be an extension of the one begun in the Fall Legal History Course.
Prerequisite: Legal History: Course, or by approval of the professor.
www.lclark.edu /dept/lawreg/law392.html   (83 words)

 HLS : Course Groupings - Legal History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Traditionally, legal history was the study of the origins of modern legal doctrines and institutions.
At its worst, it dealt with legal ideas and institutions of the past divorced from their historical context and led all too easily to the notion that all of the many ancestors of our legal system were struggling to articulate what we have finally managed to achieve.
There are questions that legal historians ask across time and place; there is a basic body of techniques that legal historians use in dealing with any legal history.
www.law.harvard.edu /academics/courses/groupings/history.php   (792 words)

 Maldives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The legal system is based on English common law and Islamic law; the former is particularly influential in certain areas such as commercial law.
The legal system is based on an admixture of Islamic law and English common law, with the latter being more influential in some areas, such as commercial law.
Much of what is known about the legal history of the Maldives is of an anecdotal nature and is drawn from the works of travellers who had visited the islands at different times.
www.law.emory.edu /IFL/legal/maldives.htm   (1443 words)

 Legal History Consortium
The Consortium is jointly sponsored by the Law School and the Graduate History Department at the University of Pennsylvania.
It was formed to promote interdisciplinary research, scholarship and education in law and history, with a focus on the American legal past.
Faculty affiliated with the Consortium specialize in American history and law, and are committed to training graduate students in the best tradition of interdisciplinary work.
www.law.upenn.edu /legalhistory   (170 words)

 English Legal History
Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations (compiled by W. Harold Maxwell and Leslie F. Maxwell, 2d ed., 1955).
Holdsworth, William S., A History of English Law (7th ed., rev. under the general editorship of A. Goodhart and H. Hanbury; with an introductory essay and additions by S. Chrimes, 1956-66) (KD532.H64).
The Journal of Legal History (Periodicals), a British publication, and Law and History Review (Periodicals), the journal of the American Society for Legal History, are two of the leading journals that publish articles on English legal history topics.
www.law.duke.edu /lib/researchguides/englishlegal.html   (3721 words)

 University of Chicago Law School > Legal History Program
The Legal History Program at the University of Chicago draws upon the faculty in both the Law School and the History Department to offer a range of courses in the history of law.
The highlight of the Legal History Program each year is the Maurice and Muriel Fulton Lecture--an annual lecture by a distinguished historian of law.
Scholars and students from the vicinity of Chicago are welcome to attend the Legal History Workshops.
www.law.uchicago.edu /legalhistory   (151 words)

 Legal History
Hugo Grotius, versatile and extremely influential seventeenth-century Dutch jurist, wrote verse as well as learned legal scholarhip, and was regarded through-out Europe as among the most thoughtful of international thinkers.
(36) His training in economics and his commitment to history explain his desire to train "efficient" lawyers, and his belief that emulation of great legal thinkers of the past was the key to such training.
As Lewis put it, he and every legal academic worth his salt knew that law was a "living science," one that is applied every day "to decide real controversies." Law, Lewis maintained, was the "result of the facts which make-up our history." (37) Practice and theory, he claimed, were thus united in legal training.
www.law.upenn.edu /sesquicentennial/legal/index5.html   (482 words)

 Legal History
Weitzel and members of his church initiated a Legal Defense Fund to help obtain professional legal counsel, for the previous attorney declined to work further on the case; his wife was dying of cancer.
The legal wrangling over this non-issue represented another example of waste of resources by a group of vigilante lawyers bent on persecution, not justice.
The best legal guess appears to be that they hoped by this act to further delay trial, but the Court rightly refused to grant a stay pending action on the writ: the first judge to examine the issue was quite clear in his denunciation of the prosecution's attempt at derailment and judge-shopping.
www.weitzelcharts.com /Legal_History.htm   (6060 words)

 Legal history guide
University of South Carolina Law Library, South Carolina Legal History Collection: an overview of the collections, together with biographical sketches and portraits of major figures in the state's legal history.
Of interest to legal historians are dozens of items published by radical groups on the Rosenberg spy case, the Sacco-Vanzetti trial, the Scottsboro Boys, civil rights, the Ku Klux Klan, and labor unions.
History of Economic Thought, McMasters University: Includes the full text of selected works by such prominent legal scholars as Cesare Beccaria, Jeremy Bentham, Matthew Hale, Henry Sumner Maine, Frederic Maitland, and Paul Vinogradoff.
tarlton.law.utexas.edu /rare/legalhis.html   (1967 words)

 The Timetable of World Legal History
Archaeological evidence shows that it was supported by an advanced legal system which included specialized judges, the giving of testimony under oath, the proper form of judicial decisions and the ability of the judges to order that damages be paid to a victim by the guilty party.
It remains a remarkable legal document in that it is the first time a government has rebuked the medieval theory that certain people possessed by right the power to rule others.
This case is considered by the legal profession to be the most important milestone in the history of American law since the Constitution.
www.duhaime.org /Law_museum/hist.aspx   (3221 words)

 Law and History - MegaLaw.com
Jewish History Sourcebook CE - Jews and the Later Roman Law 315-531.
Legal History Connections - by Bernard J. Hibbitts, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Journal of Southern Legal History - from the Mercer University School of Law.
www.megalaw.com /top/history.php   (587 words)

 Taylor & Francis Journals: Welcome
The Journal of Legal History, founded in 1980, is the only British journal concerned solely with legal history.
It publishes articles in English on the sources and development of the common law, both in the British Isles and overseas, on the history of the laws of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and on Roman Law and the European legal tradition.
The Journal of Legal History offers a prize of £500 for the best paper, publishable in the Journal, by a person who has not previously published in, or had work accepted by, a refereed journal or similar publication.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/titles/01440365.asp   (170 words)

 Legal History
Hyman, Harold M. Craftsmanship and Character: A History of the Vinson and Elkins Law Firm of Houston, 1917-1997 (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1998).
History of Racial Discrimination at the University of Texas
H-LAW@h-net.msu.edu (H-Net and American Society for Legal History (ASLH) list for scholarly discussion of the history of law, including U.S. constitutional history; was on listserv@uicvm.uic.edu).
jurist.law.pitt.edu /sg_hist.htm   (1024 words)

 American Legal History
The following are annotated documents for American Legal History, annotations and commentary designed to inform the reader of the results of my research.
For the time being (and probably as a matter of course thereafter) no charge will be made for the duplication and use of these materials for teaching purposes, as long as attribution is made in the use of these materials or derivative versions.
Readers inexperienced with American Legal History are hereby warned that this set of materials does not present itself as a "mainstream" version of American Legal and Constitutional History.
vi.uh.edu /pages/alh.html   (371 words)

 Legal History and Rare Books
For many years members of AALL have maintained a keen interest in both legal history and in the collection of rare law books.
Inspired by the enthusiastic reception given a program on legal history sponsored by the Law Librarians of New England Chapter in the Fall of 1988, several academic law librarians in that region began to promote the idea of forming an SIS.
There shall be an annual meeting of the Legal History and Rare Book SIS held in connection with, or during the annual meeting of AALL.
www.aallnet.org /sis/legal_history.asp   (804 words)

 U.S. Legal History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Every “citizen of the United States” is now “legally” established as an “enemy” via the Amendatory Act of March 9, 1933, 48 Stat.
In an express trust, legal ownership is transferred by written contract between Grantor and Trustee in which the Grantor surrenders ownership of property to the legal person, the Trust, to be managed by the Trustee on behalf of those who are to benefit from the arrangement, the Beneficiaries.
Such is the condition of every “citizen of the United States” today in law, managed by the government agencies acting as executors/administrators of their estates in bankruptcy, legal incapacity, and civil death as assets of the bankrupt US.
www.wealth4freedom.com /truth/U.S._legal_history.htm   (3424 words)

 Medieval Legal History
His areas of interest are ancient, medieval, and early modern legal history, the history of constitutional thought, political theory, church history, history of universities, and paleography.
During the summer when he is sailing on Lake Ontario or the Chesapeake, he responds very well to being called "captain." He is the author or editor of twelve books and over seventy articles.
as a tool to teach history in the classroom and is now convinced that just as pasta should be a part of every meal the web should be in every classroom.
faculty.cua.edu /pennington   (1143 words)

 Legal History and Historical Law
This course is a topical introduction to English legal developments, both common law and equity, from 1200 to 1700.
Major emphasis is placed on the growth of legal institutions, the legal profession, and substantive and adjudicative law centering on litigation patterns, particularly in real property law.
This course traces the history of American law from the adoption of the 14th Amendment (1868) to the present, focusing on different conceptions of the judicial role in protecting fundamental rights, the appropriate relationship between national and state legal systems, and the growth of a national positive state.
www.law.berkeley.edu /admissions/courses/history.html   (196 words)

 The American Society for Legal History
The American Society for Legal History is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to fostering scholarship, teaching, and study concerning the law and institutions of all legal systems, both Anglo-American and those that do not operate in the Anglo-American tradition.
Law and History Review and Studies in Legal History, a series of book-length monographs available to ASLH members at substantial pre-publication discounts.
In addition, the Society holds an annual conference to promote scholarship and interaction among teachers, practitioners, and students interested in legal history, and publishes a semiannual newsletter reporting news of the Society and developments in the field.
www.h-net.msu.edu /~law/ASLH/aslh.htm   (176 words)

 American Legal History Timeline
More than occasionally it is helpful to know something about American (and even world) history in order to better understand the study of law.
This leads to "Bloody Kansas," in which both pro- and anti-slavery groups (John Brown is the most famous of the latter) kill opponents and bystanders.
This is the Court's first opinion concerning issues of race since Brown II in 1955.
www.michaelariens.com /legalhistory/timeline.htm   (5520 words)

 Law and History Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Law and History Review (LHR) is America’s leading legal history journal, encompassing American, English, European, and ancient legal history issues.
The journal’s purpose is to further research and writing in the fields of the social history of law and the history of legal ideas and institutions.
LHR is the official journal of the American Society for Legal History.
www.press.uillinois.edu /journals/lhr.html   (205 words)

 Legal History
Courses address topics from the legal theory of conquest in the New World, to the Civil War and the New Deal, to today’s debates over remedies for discrimination, allowing students to delve deeply into the law’s development.
The Columbia Program in Law and History brings together faculty and students in the History Department and the Law School of Columbia University interested in the history of law and legal institutions.
Legal historians can't pursue their work without the texts and documents generated by governments, lawyers, and any persons who have had a brush with the law.
www.law.columbia.edu /focusareas/leg_hist_portal   (221 words)

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