The library has a collection of British legal materials covering the period from 1220-1971. This guide lists a selection of significant titles. Consult online catalog or library staff for the availability of other titles. Request materials at front desk.
A project of two London universities, Early English Laws "is a project to publish online and in print new editions and translations of all English legal codes, edicts, and treatises produced up to the time of Magna Carta 1215." 600-1215
This set of The Statutes at Large, edited by Owen Ruffhead and revised by Charles Runnington, covers the period from the Magna Carta through the twenty-fifth year of the reign of King George the Third. Runnington edited additional volumes to bring the series up to 1800. 1215-1800
This set of The Statutes at Large, edited by Danby Pickering, covers the period from the Magna Carta through the end of the Eleventh Parliament of Great Britain (1761), and continues to 1806. 1215-1806
This set is a compilation of English statutes from the 13th through early 16th centuries and is considered one of the most authoritative sources for older UK legislation. Available electronically in the library via HeinOnline. 1235-1713
Like their American counterparts American Jurisprudence and Corpus Juris Secundum, British legal encyclopedias provide an overview of the entire body of law, citing to case law, statutes, and administrative law.
1220-1865 Reprint of the nominate reports. When there were competing sets of reports, the editors included only the most accurate. Online access through Common LII is available from any computer. Online access through HeinOnline is available from library computers.
1270-1535 Earliest law reports covering the period from the late thirteenth to mid-sixteenth centuries. Written in law-French, though modern reprint sets include English translations along with the original text.
1535-1865 Over 260 old reports are referred to generically as the Nominate Reports. The reports are named after the individual publishing the reports. Three of the most cited and well-known reports are those of Plowden, Coke, and Saunders. Many are reprinted in the English Reports. Also available from Hein Online.
1558-1935 Six thousand of the "more important" cases in 36 volumes, chosen from the Law Times Reports and nominate reports.
Law Reports (Incorporated Council of Law Reporting)
1865-1971 Since 1865, the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting has produced several series of reports (known collectively as the Law Reports). These are typically regarded as the most authoritative texts. The reports are divided into the following series: Appellate, Chancery and Equity, Common Law, and Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty.
1866-1952 Notes of cases heard and determined by the House of Lords, the Court of Appeal, the Chancery, Queen's Bench, and Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Divisions of the High Court of Justice, and cases in bankruptcy.
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