"The Yale Law School Guide to Research in American Legal History" by Morris L. Cohen

The Yale Law School Guide to Research in American Legal History Morris L. Cohen, John B. Nann

Series:
Yale Law Library Series in Legal History and Reference
Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
10 Jul 2018
ISBN:
9780300118537
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
344 pages: 210 x 140mm

The first guide to legal research intended for the many nonspecialists who need to enter this arcane and often tricky area

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 centuries old, and historians studying political or cultural history often encounter legal issues that affected their main subjects. Both groups need to understand the laws and legal practices of past eras. This essential reference is intended for the many nonspecialists who need to enter this arcane and often tricky area of research.

The late Morris L. Cohen was law librarian and professor of law at Yale, Harvard, Penn, and SUNY-Buffalo law schools. John B. Nann is senior librarian for reference, instruction, and collection services and lecturer in legal research, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School.