A Discourse on the Study of the Laws: Now First Printed from the Original Ms. in the Hargrave Collection, with Notes and Illustrations by a Member of the Inner Temple
Reprint of the sole edition. This classic treatise is an incomparable guide to English legal education during the last quarter of the seventeenth century. Written at a time when formal English legal education had reached a low point, it prescribed a self-directed course of study based on reading, compiling commonplace books, attending courts, speaking with lawyers and attending an office or chambers. North [1653-1734], a member of a powerful political family, was a respected member of the Middle Temple and an important chronicler of the Restoration-era legal community.
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