Discovering William Cook: Ten Sources for Reconstructing the Life of a Lawyer

Law Library Journal, Vol. 100, No. 39, 2008

20 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2009  

Margaret A. Leary

University of Michigan Law School

Date Written: February 4, 2009

Abstract

Ms. Leary uses a case study to describe ten categories of resources for reconstructing a Manhattan lawyer's life. These resources answer questions about his law practice, scholarship, personal life, personality, values, and philanthropy. The case study uses today's resources to look far back into the details of the life of William W. Cook, who gave his fortune to the University of Michigan Law School.

Keywords: William Cook, lawyer biography, lawyer's life, University of Michigan Law School, Manhattan lawyer

Suggested Citation

Leary, Margaret A., Discovering William Cook: Ten Sources for Reconstructing the Life of a Lawyer (February 4, 2009). Law Library Journal, Vol. 100, No. 39, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1337895

Margaret A. Leary (Contact Author)

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States

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