The Right to Legal Counsel

Adequate legal counsel is not provided to many of the poor accused of crimes.
Louisiana Purchase

The Politics of the Louisiana Purchase

Much of what the young American Republic did was without precedent, and the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 was ...
Man with wind up knob

Did You Hear the Joke about the Lawyer?

Why lawyer jokes typically involve the killing or maiming of lawyers.

Ballpoint Pen CSI

A short history of the ballpoint pen and early debates about its impact on handwriting.

Magna Carta at 800

The Magna Carta's 800th birthday is this year.
William P. Jones

Labor Unions, Public Employees, and Race: And Interview with William P. Jones

An interview with scholar William P. Jones on labor unions, public employees, and race.

The Origins of American Law Schools

When did law schools become a fixture in the training of elite Americans?
Napoleon's signature

Napoléon’s Signatures: The Story of a Decline in Handwriting

As Napoléon’s career and mental conditions declined in his later years, his signature suffered greatly.
Nuremburg Trials Defendants in the Dock

Anniversary: The Nuremberg Trials

On November 20th, 1945, in the wake of the Second World War, the Nuremberg War Crime Trials began. ...