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Legal History

Paul Brand

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines twentieth-century British scholarship on medieval English legal history. Legal history has long been a marginal subject within British academic life, falling somewhat clumsily ... More


The Yale Law School Guide to Research in American Legal History

John B Nann and Morris L Cohen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300118537
eISBN:
9780300235685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300118537.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The study of legal history has a broad application that extends well beyond the interests of legal historians. An attorney arguing a case today may need to cite cases that are decades or even ... More


Lecture One: Case-Law and Statute-Law

J. H. BAKER

in The Law's Two Bodies: Some Evidential Problems in English Legal History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245185
eISBN:
9780191705175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245185.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the two bodies of law — case-law and statute law. It proposes the complexities posed to legal historians by the co-existence of these two bodies of law, operating on different ... More


Leading Cases in the Common Law

A. W. Brian Simpson

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262992
eISBN:
9780191682438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262992.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book offers a collection of chapters by arguably the most popular legal historian writing today. Most of the chapters have not been previously published, and those which have appeared previously ... More


The Law's Two Bodies: Some Evidential Problems in English Legal History

John Baker

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245185
eISBN:
9780191705175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245185.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book aims to contribute to the understanding of the character of the common law tradition. The common law is almost universally regarded as a system of case-law, increasingly supplemented by ... More


What is Legal History a History of?

David Ibbetson

in Law and History: Current legal Issues 2003 Volume 6

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199264148
eISBN:
9780191698910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264148.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter addresses the question of what legal history is a history of. It begins by drawing the more or less conventional division between external legal history and internal legal history. It ... More


Introduction: Making Legal Historians

Daniel J. Hulsebosch and R. B. Bernstein (eds)

in Making Legal History: Essays in Honor of William E. Nelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725269
eISBN:
9780814708286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725269.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book presents chapters that offer an illuminating cross-section of the questions, sources, and narratives used by historians working in the field of American legal history today. Its goal is to ... More


Estimating the Effect of Elected Branch Preferences on Supreme Court Judgments

Anna Harvey

in A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300171112
eISBN:
9780300199192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171112.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter asks: irrespective of the frequency of elected branch sanctions, do federal judges defer to elected branch preferences in their decisions? This chapter, and the ones that follow, narrow ... More


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