Talking About a Revolution

Daniel Coquillette ’71, the Charles Warren Visiting Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and the J. Donald Monan, S.J. University Professor at Boston College Law School, is writing a new history of HLS, to be published in time for the school’s bicentennial—2017. This fall, he gave students an introduction, highlighting ways the school has transformed legal education, but also covering “the rough times and great challenges.” Here are some highlights from his talk, in quiz format.

Book Gift Makes HLS Preeminent Resource for Anglo-American Legal History

Surviving a journey of centuries, about 1,000 volumes of rare English law books spanning 400 years of legal writing were delivered to Langdell Library this spring, a gift of the late Henry Ess III ’44. “This is probably the most important gift of books to an American law school in 150 years,” said Professor Daniel […]