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U.S. Legal History

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

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.

    Recommended

    Broad Digital Collections

    Colonial North America and Early U.S.

    U.S. Congressional Documents

    U.S. Federal Law

    U.S. Government Publications

    The databases listed here are only a portion of our political and legal collections. See the Government Documents Portal for a more complete list.

    U.S. Law Reviews

    U.S. Legislative History

    The databases listed here are only a portion of our political and legal collections. See BC Law Library's Federal Legislative History Materials for a more complete list.

    Indices

    Topics: Manuscript Collections

    U.S. Presidential Papers

    U.S. Supreme Court

    Topics: U.S. Advocacy Groups

    Topics: U.S. Declassified Documents

    Topics: U.S. Foreign Relations

    Topics: U.S. Immigration Law

    Topics: Modern Law

    Topics: Treaties

    For additional help

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