March 12, 2008
Hoeflich Launches The Legal Antiquarian Blog
Michael H. Hoeflich, the John H. & John M. Kane Professor of Law and former dean of the University of Kansas School of Law, is an internationally recognized authority on legal history, Roman law, and the history of the legal profession. He is the author of An Inquiry into the Origin of the Laws And Political Institutions of Modern Europe, Particularly Those of England (2006) (with George Spence) and Roman and Civil Law and the Development of Anglo-American Jurisprudence in the Nineteenth Century (1997) and editor of Sources of the History of the American Law of Lawyering (2008) [our post] and The Gladsome Light of Jurisprudence: Learning the Law in England and the United States in the 18th and 19th Centuries (1988). In 2004, he delivered the first Tarlton Law Library Rare Books Lecture, now available for purchase [details].
Professor Hoeflich has just launched a blog, The Legal Antiquarian. The Legal Antiquarian is devoted to the history of the material culture of the law, i.e. to the various aspects of legal history having to do with the daily life of lawyers and judges, as well as to the sources, manuscript, printed, and otherwise preserved which can be used by legal historians to help understand how law and the legal profession functioned in the past. Among the subjects Professor Hoeflich intends to cover will be the daily lives of lawyers, their practices, their offices, the books they owned and read, etc.
These are perfect topics for a blog and something I believe most law librarians will find very interesting. Check it out! [JH]
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