Public Services Issues with Rare and Archival Law Materials

Author: Michael Widener

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134735308

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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“Rare books and archives come alive when consulted by readers and researchers.” --from the Introduction In the administrative and budgetary environment of law librarianship, outstanding reference service is crucial to the survival and growth of special collections. Public Services Issues with Rare and Archival Law Materials offers practical suggestions for putting these valuable special collections to work. Each chapter gives clear, proven advice on making the most of rare book sections and archives to contribute to the mission of their libraries and parent institutions. Public Services Issues with Rare and Archival Law Materials provides a comprehensive overview of issues in using these special collections. It begins with an original study of the research habits of legal historians, which can help you plan a strategy for making your collection more accessible to scholars. It concludes with thoughtful consideration of the ethical issues of using archived papers, balancing the scholar’s need to understand the inner workings of the legal system against the need for private court deliberations and attorney-client privilege. This wide-ranging book provides the tools you need for keeping archives in active service, including: detailed instructions for the care and use of rare legal materials ideas for creating exhibits and outreach activities, including Web sites suggestions for working with early books on Roman and canon law practical techniques for using archives in litigation and cooperating with attorneys a bibliography of law-related archives and rare-book librarianship This essential book will assist rare book librarians and archivists to provide better reference service by providing examples of best practice and solutions to common problems. Public Services Issues with Rare and Archival Law Materials is an indispensable resource for law librarians, archivists, and scholars.
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Americanization of the Common Law

The Impact of Legal Change on Massachusetts Society, 1760-1830

Author: William Edward Nelson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820315874

Category: Law

Page: 269

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Americanization of the Common Law remains one of the standard works on the transformation of law in America from the late colonial period to the end of the early republic. In a straightforward manner, William E. Nelson analyzes the profound ideological movement that grew out of the American Revolution and caused substantial structural change in the legal and social order of Massachusetts and, by extension, in the nation at large. The Revolution, Nelson argues, transformed a hierarchical and communitarian legal and social order into an egalitarian and individualistic one. For this edition, Nelson has written a new preface in which he discusses the book's initial reception and the relevant historiographical issues that have arisen since it was first published in 1975.
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Prestatehood Legal Materials

A Fifty-State Research Guide, Including New York City and the District of Columbia, Volumes 1 & 2

Author: Michael Chiorazzi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136766022

Category: History

Page: 1564

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Explore the controversial legal history of the formation of the United States Prestatehood Legal Materials is your one-stop guide to the history and development of law in the U.S. and the change from territory to statehood. Unprecedented in its coverage of territorial government, this book identifies a wide range of available resources from each state to reveal the underlying legal principles that helped form the United States. In this unique publication, a state expert compiles each chapter using his or her own style, culminating in a diverse sourcebook that is interesting as well as informative. In Prestatehood Legal Materials, you will find bibliographies, references, and discussion on a varied list of source materials, including: state codes drafted by Congress county, state, and national archives journals and digests state and federal reports, citations, surveys, and studies books, manuscripts, papers, speeches, and theses town and city records and documents Web sites to help your search for more information and more Prestatehood Legal Materials provides you with brief overviews of state histories from colonization to acceptance into the United States. In this book, you will see how foreign countries controlled the laws of these territories and how these states eventually broke away to govern themselves. The text also covers the legal issues with Native Americans, inter-state and the Mexico and Canadian borders, and the development of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government. This guide focuses on materials that are readily available to historians, political scientists, legal scholars, and researchers. Resources that assist in locating not-so-easily accessible materials are also covered. Special sections focus on the legal resources of colonial New York City and Washington, DC—which is still technically in its prestatehood stage. Due to the enormity of this project, the editor of Prestatehood Legal Materials created a Web page where updates, corrections, additions and more will be posted.
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The Legacy of Roman Law in the German Romantic Era

Historical Vision and Legal Change

Author: James Q. Whitman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400860989

Category: History

Page: 300

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Well after the process of codification had begun elsewhere in nineteenth-century Europe, ancient Roman law remained in use in Germany, expounded by brilliant scholars and applied in both urban and rural courts. The survival of this flourishing Roman legal culture into the industrial era is a familiar fact, but until now little effort has been made to explain it outside the province of specialized legal history. James Whitman seeks to remedy this neglect by exploring the broad political and cultural significance of German Roman law, emphasizing the hope on the part of German Roman lawyers that they could in some measure revive the Roman social order in their own society. Discussing the background of Romantic era law in the law of the Reformation, Whitman makes the great German tradition of legal scholarship more accessible to all those interested in German history. Drawing on treatises already known to legal historians as well as on previously unexploited records of legal practice, Whitman traces the traditions that allowed nineteenth-century German lawyers like Savigny to present themselves as uniquely "impartial" and "unpolitical." This book will be of particular interest to students of the many German thinkers who were trained as Roman lawyers, among them Marx and Weber. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Legal research in a nutshell

Author: Morris L. Cohen

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 452

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Designed as a teaching tool for use by individuals or in legal research courses, this pocket-size guide (5x7.5" overviews print and electronic sources, presenting legal materials in the order in which they are often consulted by beginning researchers. Part I, on basic sources, covers essential secondary and primary sources in American law. Part II covers sources such as legislative history, administrative regulations, looseleaf services, and directories. Part III introduces research in international and foreign law. In this seventh edition, Internet resources are integrated throughout. Cohen is professor emeritus of law at Yale Law School. Olson teaches legal research at the University of Virginia School of Law. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
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Guide to Law Schools

Author: Barrons Educational Series

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780764113963

Category: Law schools

Page: 566

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Offering complete, up-to-date profiles of ABA-approved law schools across America, plus profiles of non-ABA-approved schools, this book also provides the latest information on admissions requirements, degree requirements, tuition and fees, available financial aid sources, career placement services, and more. Includes a sample LSAT with answers and explanations.
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GUIDE TO LAW SCHOOLS (18TH EDITION)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764139895

Category: Study Aids

Page: 612

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This exceptionally useful directory for aspiring law students has been brought up to date with the latest information on more than 190 ABA-approved law schools across the United States. Profiles present details on admission requirements, academic programs, the school calendar, a capsule description of the faculty, library facilities, tuition and fees, available financial aid, graduation requirements, professional organizations, and student body composition. Several non-ABA schools get brief summary profiles in a section of their own. The book also offers advice on choosing a law school, getting career counseling, taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and applying to a law school. A sample LSAT with answers and explanations is a bonus feature in this directory.
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