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General Sources

  • The Bentham Project is editing and publishing the complete works of the great English legal reformer Jeremy Bentham. The site includes bibliographies of Bentham's works and a brief biography.

  • The Federal Judicial Center makes several publications of the Federal Judicial History Office available via its web site (in Adobe PDF format), including Creating the Federal Judicial System, A Directory of Oral History Interviews Related to the Federal Courts, A Guide to the Preservation of Federal Judges' Papers, and its newsletter The Court Historian.

  • H-LAW is the H-NET (Humanities Online) discussion list devoted to legal and constitutional history. Its web site includes logs of H-LAW discussions, book reviews, a directory of legal historians, and links to the American Society for Legal History, the index to Law & History Review, and other sites of interest to legal historians.

  • Iura Communia provides access to bibliographic information, texts, articles, announcements, discussion, and links relating the history of Ius Comune, the common law of continental legal systems. Most of the text is in Italian. Maintained by Mario Montorzi, Faculty of Jurisprudence, University of Pisa.

  • Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes' Civil War service is documented as part of a web site devoted to the 20th Massachusetts Infantry, "The Harvard Regiment." Included is the full text of Holmes' famous 1884 Memorial Day speech

  • Legal History Connections, maintained by Prof. Bernard Hibbitts of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, offers links to Web sites on American legal history, ancient law, and English legal history. Links to legal history course materials by Prof. Hibbits and others are available via his home page.

  • NetSERF: The I nternet Connection for Medieval Resources has a sizable set of links to resources on medieval legal history, including full-text sources, essays, and bibliographies. Completely overhauled and redesigned in June 2000.

  • Roman Law Resources, by Ernest Metzger, Faculty of Law, University of Aberdeen, includes annotated links to many online Roman law texts, as well as links to other Roman law web sites, and directories of ancient law historians and booksellers specializing in Roman Law.

  • Documents for American Legal History (Robert Palmer, University of Houston Law Center)

  • Famous American Trials (Douglas Linder, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)

  • Sweatt v. Painter Archive (Thomas Russell, University of Texas School of Law)