Recommended Resources

How To . . . Helps

American Bar Association, “How to Read a Supreme Court Decision,” Insights on Law and Society, vol. 13 no. 1, Fall 2012.

Orin S. Kerr, “How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students,” The Green Bag, vol. 11 no. 1, (Green Bag, Inc., Autumn 2007).

David L. McFadden, “Legal Research for Historians,” Western Legal History, vol. 10 nos. 1 and 2 (1997), 1-26.

General Histories:

Paul Finkelman and L. Diane Barnes, Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest (Ohio University and Swallow Press). Includes Several Titles.

Michael Ariens, Lone Star Law: A Legal History of Texas (Lobbock, TX: Texas Technical University Press, 2011).

James M. Murphy, Laws, Courts and Lawyers: Through the Years in Arizona (Phoenix: University of Arizona Press, 1970.

W. Clinton Sterling, “Sources of Washington State Legal History: An Annotated Bibliography,” Law Library Journal, vol. 102 no. 1 (2010-2014), 69-100.

Current Information:

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, “Educational Resources,” United States Courts

Michigan Department of Education, “Legal Gateway,” Michigan e-Library, 2013.

Michigan State Law Library, “Research Guides,” 2013

Please see also:

Federal Judicial History Office, “Bibliography of Publications Related to the History of Federal Courts,” August 2013.

Individual Court Histories

John Peters, From Marshall to Moussaoui: Federal Justice in the Eastern District of Virginia. Richmond: Dietz Press.

Albert M. Rosenblatt, ed.,The Judges of The New York Court of Appeals: A Biographical History (Fordham University Press, 2007)

Michael Les Benedict and John F. Winkler, eds., The History of Ohio Law, 2 Vols. (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2004)

David J. Bodenhamer and Hon. Randall T. Shepard, eds., The History of Indiana Law (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2006)

Paul Finkelman and Martin J. Hershock, eds., The History of Michigan Law (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2006)

Alan G. Gless, The History of Nebraska Law (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2008)

Gerald T. Dunne, The Missouri Supreme Court: From Dred Scott to Nancy Cruzan (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1993)

James W. Ely Jr. and others, eds. The History of the Tennessee Supreme Court (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2002)