Book Display: Titles From the Yale Law Library Series in Legal History and Reference

Row of books on top of a wooden table with a wooden wall in the background.

Since 2009, the Lillian Goldman Law Library has partnered with the Yale University Press to publish the Yale Law Library Series in Legal History and Reference. The award-winning books in this series exemplify the scholarly research and legal scholarship that the Yale Law Library has facilitated and advanced for two centuries. In fact, this series was inspired by the earlier Yale Law Library Publications Series founded by Law Librarian and Professor of Law Frederick C. Hicks (1875-1956) and published by the Yale University Press between 1935 and 1953.

To date, the Yale Law Library Series in Legal History and Reference consists of eighteen titles, two of them forthcoming. Several members of the Yale Law faculty have written or edited books in the series. These include Judith Resnik and Dennis Curtis, Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms (2011); Nicholas R. Parrillo, Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940 (2013); James Q. Whitman, The Origins of Reasonable Doubt: The Theological Roots of the Criminal Trial (2016); John B. Nann and Morris L. Cohen, The Yale Law School Guide to Research in American Legal History (2018); Paul W. Kahn, Origins of Order: Project and System in the American Legal Imagination (2019); Francis Lieber and G. Norman Lieber, To Save the Country: A Lost Treatise on Martial Law (Will Smiley and John Fabian Witt editors, 2019); William N. Eskridge and Christopher R. Riano, Marriage Equality: From Outlaws to In-Laws (2020); and Jack M. Balkin, Memory and Authority: The Uses of History in Constitutional Interpretation (forthcoming 2024).

You can see all the titles in the series by visiting the book display located in the Class of 1964 Reading Room on L3.

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