A history of the American bar

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Little, Brown, and Co., 1911 - Law - 586 pages
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This volume gives a fascinating historical insight to the men who composed the American Bar of the past and to the influences that produced the great American lawyers. Part One covers the legal situation in the American colonies, including the status of the common law as applied by courts, composition of the courts, descriptions of the leading lawyers, legislation on the legal profession, the education of lawyers, and an account of the Colonial Bar Associations. Part Two portrays the growth of the American Bar from the foundation of the United States Supreme Court to the opening of the Civil War. Leading cases before the Supreme Court are offered as striking events in legal history. The book describes the lawyers who argued those cases and the manner of argument. All those who would like to know the role of the American Bar in American history will be engrossed by this work.

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Contents

Introductory
3
Chapter
19
The Colon1al Bar of V1rg1n1a and Maryland
39
Colonial Massachusetts Bar
59
Colon1al New York Pennsylvan1a and New Jersey
90
The Colon1al Southern Bar
118
New England Colon1al Bar
128
A Colon1al Lawyers Educat1on
157
The Federal Bar and Law 17891815
240
Early State Bars of New York and New England
292
Early Amer1can Law Books
325
Early Law Professorships and Schools 341 XV The Federal Bar and the Law 18151830
366
The Federal Bar and Law 18301860
408
The Progress of the Law 18301860
446
The R1se of Ra1lroad and Corporation Law
475
The Era of Codes 18201860
508

Prejud1ces Aga1nst Law and Lawyers
211
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