Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library, Number One: A Guide to The Howell Thomas Heflin Collection
Paul M. Pruitt Jr. and David I. Durham
Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library, Number One contains a biography of United States Senator Howell Thomas Heflin as well as an overview of the Howell Thomas Heflin Collection maintained by the University of Alabama School of Law's Bounds Law Library. Heflin deposited his papers with the University of Alabama School of Law in December 1996. The collection comprises more than 1000 cubic feet of documents, printed materials, and artifacts which are stored in and maintained by the Bounds Law Library’s John C. Payne Special Collections facility. Representing the Payne facility’s largest single collection, the Heflin Papers document Heflin’s years as legal reformer and State Supreme Court Chief Justice, as well as his tenure as United States Senator, offering a rich resource for historical, political, and legal research.
Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library, Number Two: Wade Keyes' Introductory Lecture to the Montgomery Law School: Legal Education in Mid-Nineteenth Century Alabama
David I. Durham, Paul M. Pruitt Jr., and Wade Keyes
Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library, Number Two contains a biography of Wade Keyes (1821-1979) - Alabama chancellor, scholar, and teacher, a brief history of the Montgomery Law School, and the lecture given by Keyes in March 1860 to the Montgomery Law School class on their first day. Keyes' founded the Montgomery Law School as an expansion of his classes on property law, which he began teaching during his stint as Chancellor of the Southern Division of the Court of Chancery between 1853 and 1859. The school was incorporated into the University of Alabama in 1860.
Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library, Number Three: The Private Life of a New South Lawyer: Stephens Croom's 1875-1876 Journal
Cicero Stephens Croom, Paul M. Pruitt Jr., and David I. Durham
Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library, Number Three contains a biographical and critical introduction to Stephens Croom (1839-1883) and the memoir/journal kept by Croom from 1875-1876. Cicero Stephens Croom was an attorney who lived and worked in Mobile, Alabama. His descriptions of the practice of law in Alabama state and federal courts and commentary of contentious issues shines a light on Alabama's legal history during one of the state's most difficult periods.
Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library, Number Four: Gilded Age of Legal Ethics: Essays on Thomas Goode Jones' 1887 Code and the Regulation of the Profession
Carol Rice Andrews, Paul M. Pruitt Jr., David I. Durham, and Thomas Goode Jones
Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library, Number Four contains four essays concerning the 1887 Code of Ethics of the Alabama State Bar Association and its author, Thomas Goode Jones (1844-1914). Jones' Code of Ethics is also included. Jones was an Alabama lawyer, judge, house representative, and governor. The 1887 Code of Ethics of the Alabama State Bar Association was the first code of legal ethics created by a state bar association and served as a structure for following codes of ethics. Jones' Code of Ethics is composed of some 57 "duties specifically enjoined by law upon attorneys..."
Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library, Number Five: Commonplace Books of Law: A Selection of Law-Related Notebooks
Paul M. Pruitt Jr., David I. Durham, Tony Allan Freyer, Timothy W. Dixon, Alexander Dorcas, George Josiah Sturges Walker, Thomas K. Jackson, James Thomas Kirk, Jerome T. Fuller, and Hugo L. Black
Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library, Number Five contains the transcriptions of five notebooks, one ledger, and one diary as well as critical introductions to each piece and an essay on notebooks in legal culture. Primary sources include: a seventeenth century notebook authored by multiple anonymous persons likely to have been students in the Inns of Courts, Alexander Dorcas' ledger used from 1785 to 1817, George Josiah Sturges Walker's 1826 Litchfield Law School notebook, Thomas K. Jackson's 1871 diary, James Thomas Kirk's notebook used from 1891 to 1916, Jerome T. Fuller's notebook used from 1925 to 1935, and Hugo L. Black's notebook used from 1938 to 1940.
Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library, Number Six: A Journey in Brazil: Henry Washington Hilliard and the Brazilian Anti-Slavery Society
David I. Durham and Paul M. Pruitt Jr.
Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library, Number Six contains essays from the editors and a collection of edited and introduced documents relating to Henry Washington Hilliard’s experience in Brazil. Hilliard was a former United States congressman from Alabama, as well as a diplomat, lawyer, professor, and author. He traveled to Brazil as an appointee of Rutherford Hayes’ administration to facilitate trade between the United States and Brazil. A Journey in Brazil: Henry Washington Hilliard and the Brazilian Anti-Slavery Society explores the nature of one American’s experience in the late-nineteenth century as it relates to Brazilians’ attempt to eliminate the institution of slavery from their country.
The Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library offers a series of edited documents that contribute to an understanding of the development of legal history, culture, or doctrine. Editors Paul M. Pruitt, Jr. and David I. Durham have selected a variety of materials—a lecture, diaries, letters, speeches, a ledger, commonplace books, a code of ethics, court reports—to illustrate unique examples of legal life and thought.
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