Advocacy in United States "Advocacy is the art of persuasion" Advocacy may be a promotion of a cause or point of view. It is also a general term related to a legal professional (advocate) who represents a client's interests in the courtroom; this term has no particular standing in […]

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 […]


Recusal in United States Recusal Definition Recuse in this legal EncyclopediaRecusal definition in the Law Dictionary Recusal in Foreign Legal Encyclopedias LinkDescription Recusal, Recusal in the World Legal Encyclopedia., Recusal, Recusal in the European Legal Encyclopedia., Recusal, […]


Diligence in United States Diligence Definition In Scotch law. Process; execution. Diligence Against the Heritage. A writ of execution by which the creditor proceeds against the real estate of the debtor. Diligence Incident. A writ or process for citing witnesses and examining havers. It is […]

Henry Laurens Dawes

Henry Laurens Dawes in the United States Henry Laurens Dawes (1816-1903), American lawyer, was born at Cummington, Massachusetts, on the 30th of October 1816. After graduating at Yale in 1839, he taught for a time at Greenfield, Mass., and also edited The Greenfield Gazette. In 1842 he was […]

George Perkins Marsh

George Perkins Marsh in the United States Life and Work George Perkins Marsh (1801-1882), American diplomatist and philologist, was born at Woodstock, Vermont, on the 15th of March 1801. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1820, was admitted to the bar in 1825, and practised law at […]

Cushman Kellogg Davis

Cushman Kellogg Davis in the United States Cushman Kellogg Davis (1838-1900), American political leader and lawyer, was born in Henderson, New York, on the 16th of June 1838. He was taken by his parents to Wisconsin Territory in the year of his birth, and was educated at Carroll College, […]

Hugh Swinton Legaré

Hugh Swinton Legaré in the United States Hugh Swinton Legaré (1797-1843), American lawyer and statesman, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on the 2nd of January 1797, of Huguenot and Scotch stock. Partly on account of his inability to share in the amusements of his fellows by reason […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Benjamin Butler

Benjamin Butler in the United States Butler, Benjamin F. (1818_1893) Introduction According to the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, a Massachusetts labor lawyer and Democratic politician, Benjamin Franklin Butler became a Union general in 1861. Butler declared that runaway […]

William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft in the United States William Howard Taft (1857-1930), 27th President of the United States. Born in Mount Auburn, Cincinnati, 15 Sept. 1857, son of Judge Alphonso (q.v.) and Louisa M. (Torrey) Taft. After graduating with honors from Yale (1878) he studied law in Cincinnati […]

Charles Evans Hughes

Charles Evans Hughes in the United States Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948), American jurist and statesman, thought by many to have been the greatest chief justice of the United States since John Marshall. Hughes was born in Glens Falls, New York, on April 11, 1862. He was educated at Brown […]

LeRue Grim

LeRue Grim in the United States LeRue Grim, a San Francisco Attorney Grim is an attorney with a checkered past. Decades ago, he worked as a dog trainer. Then, after graduating from an unaccredited law school, he went on to win two precedent-setting cases before the state supreme court. […]