Putting the Legal Treatise in its Place

LAW BOOKS IN ACTION: ESSAYS ON THE ANGLO-AMERICAN LEGAL TREATISE, Fernandez & Dubber, eds., 2012

21 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2012 Last revised: 23 May 2012

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Angela Fernandez

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Markus D. Dubber

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law; University of Toronto - Centre for Ethics

Date Written: April 5, 2012

Abstract

In 1976, while working on the first volume of The Transformation of American Law, Morton Horwitz noted that treatises were "the most neglected and really important sources of American legal history." Little has changed since then: treatises are still neglected, they are still really important, and not only in American legal history, but in common law history as a whole. This book aims to give legal treatises their due by undertaking an international and comparative analysis of the significance of the common law treatise in modern legal history and historiography.

Keywords: treatise, legal history, legal texts

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Fernandez, Angela and Dubber, Markus D., Putting the Legal Treatise in its Place (April 5, 2012). LAW BOOKS IN ACTION: ESSAYS ON THE ANGLO-AMERICAN LEGAL TREATISE, Fernandez & Dubber, eds., 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2035134 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2035134

Angela Fernandez (Contact Author)

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law ( email )

78 and 84 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5
Canada

Markus D. Dubber

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law ( email )

78 and 84 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.utoronto.ca/faculty-staff/full-time-faculty/markus-dubber

University of Toronto - Centre for Ethics ( email )

6 Hoskin Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1H8
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://ethics.utoronto.ca

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