INVENTION OF LEGAL RESEARCH
Gerken, Joseph L.
Item #: 1000287
Series: AALL PUBLICATIONS SERIES
Subjects: LEGAL EDUCATION, LEGAL HISTORY, LEGAL PROFESSION, LEGAL ANECDOTES
This book is an expanded version of the author's award-winning paper, which received AALL's Call for Papers Award (Open Division) in 2013. The online revolution in legal research methodology over the past three decades is not unprecedented, and it is not a stretch to think that law practice was transformed during the period from 1870 to 1890 as much as it has been the past thirty years. This is the story of those "golden decades" which saw the development of U.S. case reporters, digests and citators from the early days of the republic to the emergence of the West National Reporter System, West Digests and Shepard's Citations. This history also includes stories on the enterprising, interesting individuals who took it on themselves to forge new research sources and approaches.AALL Publications Series No. 78