American law

Murillo Velarde's Practica de testamentos (1755)
One of our latest acquisitions is a book I’ve sought for over twenty years, ever since my days at the University of Texas Law Library. It is Pedro Murillo Velarde...
Blackstone's Commentaries (1765)
This year is the 250th anniversary of the publication of Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, the single most influential book in the history...
“Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library” An exhibition talk by MIKE & EMMA WIDENER, curators Friday, January 30 11:00am – 12:...
Trial, Sentence, Confession and Execution of Joel Clough (1833)
New Yale Law Library exhibit… Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library Murder trials have long been a subject of sensational...
Ann Jordan Laeuchli
The Lillian Goldman Law Library is at the same time delighted to report the publication of Ann Jordan Laeuchli’s Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone (Buffalo...
The Constitution of the United States (Hartford, 1788)
The Rare Book Collection’s resources on U.S. constitutional history were spotlighted in a video produced for Yale Law School Professor Akhil Reed Amar’s online course...
New exhibit: "350 Years of Rebellious Lawyering"
In conjunction with the 20th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference at the Yale Law School, the Law Library’s Rare Book Collection has a new exhibit, “350 Years of...
Lectures on law delivered in Litchfield / by Josias H. Coggeshall (1809-10).
The study of early American legal education takes a step forward with the launch of the Litchfield Law School Sources website, as part of the Lillian Goldman Law Library...
The Rare Book Collection is excited to announce that it now has its own section in the Lillian Goldman Law Library’s eYLS Repository. Titled Yale Law Special...
Litchfield Historical Society
Michael von der Linn, lead curator of our current exhibit, “From Litchfield to Yale: Law Schools in Connecticut, 1782–1843,” will be speaking about the exhibit on April 19 at...

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