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Leading Cases in the Common Law

A. W. Brian Simpson


This book offers a collection of chapters by arguably the most popular legal historian writing today. Most of the chapters have not been previously published, and those which have appeared previously have been re-written to make the collection read more coherently. The collection is centred upon the theme of the leading case — a case where the judgment has established a long-lasting or far reaching precedent in common law, and the author has selected a number of these cases in order to illustrate how the precedents established by the cases have little or nothing to do with the trials themselve ... More

Keywords: cases, common law, trials, leading case, legal historian, precedent

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198262992
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262992.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. W. Brian Simpson, author
University of Michigan