Law Reviews

Law Reviews in the United States Scholarly publications sponsored by law schools. Law reviews serve as outlets for legal articles by teachers, practitioners, and judges. Editorial work and some writing are done by the best students from the sponsoring school. See citation (in U.S. law) (to […]

Law Journals

Law Journals in United States Some of the most well-known law journals are: American Indian Law Review The American Journal of Comparative Law The American Journal of International Law The American Journal of Legal History The American Journal of Police Science Antitrust Law Journal Section of […]


Education in the United States "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." — Alvin Toffler Education and the Constitution According to the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, about its […]

Legal Education

Legal Education in the United States Training required to prepare an individual to practice law. Legal education for most persons now entering the profession of law involves completing law school. This is a relatively recent development. Well into the twentieth century, prospective lawyers […]


Hornbooks in the United States Hornbooks are usually single volume legal books that are written by law professors for law students. Hornbooks summarize and explain a particular area of the law, discuss major cases, and present "black letter law." Hornbooks examples […]

Federalist Papers

Federalist Papers in United States Federalist Papers, No. 10 & No. 51 (1787-1788) The Federalist Papers were a series of essays published in newspapers in 1787 and 1788 by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay to promote the ratification of the Constitution. The Federalist […]

Law Dictionaries

Law Dictionaries in the United States A Dictionary of Law Enforcement Oxford Dictionary of Law Hein Online, Dictionary of Jurisprudence Legal Latin Australian Law Dictionary (Oxford Reference Online) LexisNexis AU •Australian Legal Words and Phrases •Butterworths Encyclopaedic […]

Legal Encyclopedias

Legal Encyclopedias in the United States Legal encyclopedias provide (generally) a brief, integrated statement of the law. They pull together an enormous body of legal literature, definitions, rules, and practice points derived mainly from case law. Indexes and cross-references are provided. […]

List of Most Cited Law Professors by Specialty

List of Most Cited Law Professors by Specialty in the United States List of Most Cited Law Professors by Specialty in 2000-2007 Brian Leiter’s Law School Rankings listed the following relevant Law School professors as the top cited law professors in the country in the period 2000-2007: […]

Law School Job Rankings

Law School Job Rankings in the United States Law School Job Rankings Detailed Insight By Lorelei Laird (2011) The year 2012 may be remembered as the year that law schools were first required to air their dirty – and clean – laundry regarding graduates’ employment rates, offering detailed […]

Legal Treatises

Legal Treatises in the United States The term treatise usually refers to an in-depth scholarly work on a particular subject area. A treatise may be a single volume or a multi-volume set. Some treatises carry scholarly weight but are not too technical or theoretical to be useful to law […]

Corpus Juris Secundum

Corpus Juris Secundum Encyclopedia in the United States History The big old American legal encyclopedia was the Corpus Juris: Being a Complete and Systematic Statement of the Whole Body of the Law as Embodied in and Developed By All Reported Decisions (William Mack & William Benjamin, eds, […]

Law Review

Law Review in the United States Articles in law reviews have certainly become more obscure in recent decades. Many law professors seem to think they are under no obligation to say anything useful or to say anything well. They take pride in the theoretical and in working in disciplines other […]

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall in the United States Thurgood Marshall was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 2, 1908. He graduated in 1930 from Lincoln University and in 1933 from Howard University Law School in Washington, D.C., ranking first in his class. Marshall began his legal career as counsel […]

Religious Liberty Clinic

Religious Liberty Clinic in the United States Religious Liberty Clinic at Stanford University At Stanford’s new Religious Liberty Clinic, law students gain valuable experience helping to protect First Amendment rights. The Religious Liberty Clinic at Stanford University is still young, […]

Law Degree

Law Degree in United States Practical Information Note: Some of this information was last updated in 1982A rank to which law scholars are admitted by a university, in recognition of their legal attainments. The law degrees obtainable and the abbreviations of them follow. Notice that in some […]