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Legal History


British Legal History

This is a brief guide to legal history at Boston College. Designed to introduce students to scholarly research and find primary sources.

Page under Construction

This page is currently under construction and far from complete. If you notice broken links or have suggestions, please write the subject librarian an e-mail. 

What's on This Page

This page has a lot on it. You can use the following anchors (links down the page) to jump straight to a relevant box.

    Broad Digital Collections

    Medieval Law

    Case Law: Nominate Reports & other sources of pre-mid 19th century case law

    Case Law: Year-books for cases between ~1250 and ~1535

    Legal Treatises and Legal Publications



    Foreign Office and Overseas Policy


    Irish Legal History

    Empire and Law

    Personal Papers

    For additional help

    For additional recommendations, contact your subject liaison (Dr. Bee Lehman) at or schedule an appointment with them.