February 2013 News

February 21, 2013
Recent employment of drones for the purpose of targeted killings has generated much debate regarding the legality and morality of the practice.  While some lawmakers believe...
February 18, 2013
The news of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation brings to mind an image from our rare book collection that illustrates a previous papal resignation, that of Pope Celestine V....
February 9, 2013
A handful of college and college-affiliated law schools existed in the early decades of the nineteenth century. The College of William & Mary established a law department...
February 9, 2013
We sincerely thank the following individuals for their help in making this exhibit possible.      – Michael von der Linn & Michael Widener   Virginia...
February 9, 2013
Baldwin, Simeon E. “Zephaniah Swift.” In Great American Lawyers (William Draper Lewis; ed.; Philadelphia: John C. Winston Company, 1907-1909). Fisher, Samuel H. Litchfield...
February 9, 2013
Affiliation with Yale helped to insure the continuity of Hitchcock and Daggett’s school. The others did not survive. Gilbert closed his school in Hebron around 1818. We’re...
February 9, 2013
In Connecticut and elsewhere, instructors in the proprietary schools played a crucial and self-conscious role in the Americanization of the common law. Applying practical...

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