Exhibits

Johannes Buno, Memoriale institutionum juris, 1672
A selection of works which use various visual devices (charts, illustrations, diagrams…) to present information in interesting ways           Giovanni d’Andrea. Lecture...
Portrait of William Blackstone, from Commentaries on the Laws of England (London, 1774).
William Blackstone. Commentaries on the laws of England. 6th edition. London: W. Strahan, T. Cadell, 1774.Gift of Robert Freilich, Yale Law School Class of 1957. Blackstone’s...
Sir Thomas Littleton. Les tenures de Monsieur Littleton. London: Richard Tottel, 1591.
In Sir Thomas Littleton’s (1407-1481) time, materials for the study of law were scarce. Littleton orginally wrote the Tenures in order to help his son in his study of the law...
Institutiones imperiales. Paris:Jean Petit, 1510.
  Justinian’s Institutes   In the year 533 the Emperor Justinian reformed legal education in the Eastern Roman Empire, proscribing a new five-year course of study....
Guy Le Pape
When looking at a row of law books today, whether in a law library, a courthouse, or a student’s bookshelf, one might be struck by their apparent uniformity – row upon row of...
Frontispiece from "Repertorium aureum" (1495)
Through the centuries, legal education has both shaped legal literature and been shaped by it. “Learning the Law: The Book in Early Legal Education,” the latest exhibition...
Cover to "Law's Picture Books: The Yale Law Library Collection"
I am extremely pleased and honored to announce that Law’s Picture Books: The Yale Law Library Collection (Clark, New Jersey: Talbot Publishing, 2017) has earned the...
Detail from opening page, Statuta civitatis Verone (1475)
Although law books may not be known for their beauty, two dozen lovely exceptions are on display in the Lillian Goldman Law Library. “Law Books Bright and Beautiful: Examples...
This is the last week to see our landmark exhibition, “Law’s Picture Books: The Yale Law Library Collection,” at the Grolier Club in New York City. It will be on...
Visual Culture and Legal Norms: What Can We Learn from Law’s Picture Books? Wednesday, November 8, 2017 12:00 - 1:30pm Room 127, Sterling Law Building...

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