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History of the Common Law: The Development of Anglo-American Legal Institutions

Summary of Contents

Part I The English Common Law: Medieval Origins
Chapter 1 Criminal Procedure and the Origins of the Jury System
Chapter 2 Civil Justice
Chapter 3 Shaping the Legal Professions: Bar, Bench, and Books
Part II The Second English Legal System
Chapter 4 The Transformation of the Juries and the Reconstruction of Criminal and Civil Justice
Chapter 5 The Rise of Equity
Chapter 6 The Maturation and Reform of Chancery, and the Fusion of Law and Equity
Part III Reshaping the Jury
Chapter 7 Controlling, Reviewing, and Suppressing Juries in England
Chapter 8 Judge/Jury Relations in America
Part IV Criminal Justice
Chapter 9 Rebuilding Criminal Procedure: The Marian Pretrial and the Altercation Trial
Chapter 10 The Growth of Defensive Safeguard
Chapter 11 American Criminal Justice
Part V American Initiatives in the Common Law
Chapter 12 Legal Literature
Chapter 13 The Reception and Recasting of English Law
Chapter 14 Legal Education
Chapter 15 The Legal Profession



Illustrated Timeline
Table of English Regnal Years
Image Acknowledgments
Text Acknowledgments