Universal Bibliography/Law

Type classification: this is a bibliography resource.
Educational level: this is a research resource.

This page is part of a pan-jurisdictional bibliography of law.

This part of the bibliography is arranged as an index of topics. There is also an alphabetical index of authors.

This page is now part of the Universal Bibliography.

Bibliographies and other works containing bibliographic information edit

  • Pagel, Scott B (Editor). The Legal Bibliography: Tradition, Transitions and Trends. The Haworth Press. 1989. ISBN 0-86656-932-4. Google Books.
  • Winfield, Percy H. "Some Bibliographical Difficulties of English Law" (1914) 30 LQR 190.
  • Winfield, Percy H. "The Chief Sources of English Legal History", Harvard University Press, 1925
  • Hoffman, David. A Course of Legal Study: Addressed to Students and the Profession Generally. Second Edition. Joseph Neal. Baltimore. 1836. Volume 2. Google books
  • Friend, William Lawrence. Anglo-American Legal Bibliographies: An Annotated Guide. United States Government Printing Office. Washington DC. 1944.
  • Bridgman. A Short View of Legal Bibliography. 1807.
  • Worall. Bibliotheca legum Angliae. 1756. (Part II by Edward Brooke, 1788).
  • Reed. Bibliotheca nova legum Angliae. 1809.
  • Clarke's Bibliotheca Legum. 1810. 1815. 1819. 1835.
  • "Of Books of Reports, and Treatises on English". Kent's Commentaries. Volume 1. Pages 471 to 514.
  • Gibbs Judicial Chronicle.
  • Brunner's Sources of English Law.
  • Maitland's Materials for the History of English Law
  • Soule's Year Book Bibliography [1]
  • Thomas Ashe's Promptuary
  • The list of texts at the front of Pollock and Maitland's History of English Law
  • Reeve's History of English Law
  • The appendices to the reports of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts
  • Scargill-Bird's Guide to the Public Records
  • Jenk's Sources of Medieval European Law
  • Soule, C C. The Lawyer's Reference Manual of Law Books and Citations. 1883 [2] [3] [4]. 1884 [5]. Abbreviations used in law books.
  • Cowley, J D. Bibliography of Abridgments, Digests, Indexes and Dictionaries of English Law to the Year 1800. Selden Society. 1932.
  • Beale. Bibliography of Early English Law Books. 1926. Supplement: 1943.
  • Bowker's Law Books & Serials in Print.
  • International Legal Books in Print
  • Logan. Information Sources in Law. 1986. Winterton and Moys. Second Edition. 1997.
  • Ringrose, C W. Where to Look for Your Law. 14th ed. Sweet & Maxwell. London. 1962.
  • A Bibliographical Guide to the Law of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man
  • Law Books in Print
  • Law Books Published
  • How to Use a Law Library
  • Clinch, Using a Law Library: A Students Guide to Legal Research Skills
  • Holborn, Legal Research Guide
  • Legal Resources at Oxford University
  • John A Alford and Dennis P Seniff. Literature and Law in the Middle Ages: A Bibliography of Scholarship. Volume 378 of the Garland Reference Library of the Humanities. Garland Publishing Inc. London and New York. 1984. ISBN 0 8240 9211 2.
  • Shapiro, "The Most‐Cited Legal Books Published since 1978" (2000) 29 The Journal of Legal Studies 397 [6]
  • Hendrickson. Practitioners' Manual of Legal Bibliography. 1910. [7]
  • Hicks. Aids to the Study and Use of Law Books. 1913. [8] [9] [10]
  • Maxwell and Brown. A Complete List of British and Colonial Law Reports and Legal Periodicals. Third Edition. 1937. Reprint. 1913 edition.
  • Eugene M Wypyski and Daniel L May. Legal Periodicals in English. Glanville Publishers. 1976 onwards. [11] Index
  • Georgetown Law Library. Research Guides.
  • Beem. An Introduction to Legal Bibliography for the Non- Professional Student. 1960. [12]
  • Chipman. An Index to Legal Periodical Literature. Boston. 1919. Vol 2. Vol 3: [13] [14]
  • Harry E Griswold. Catalogue of Law Books. 1897
  • Legal Materials in Microform: A Selected Bibliography
  • "XIII Legal Literature" in The Cambridge History of English and American Literature. 1907-1921. Volume 8 (The Age of Dryden). Bartleby
  • Law Books, 1876-1981. [15]
  • American Law Publishing, 1860-1900. [16]
  • Catalogue of Law Books. William Gould & Son. 1881. [17].
  • Sweet, Herbert G (compiler). A Complete Catalogue of Modern Law Books, British, American and Colonial. (Index by Nicholson). Henry Sweet. 1882. [18]
  • George J Johnson. Books on Law and Jurisprudence. (Birmingham Reference Library Lectures, No 1). (Books for a Reference Library) 1885. [19]. Catalogue: [20].
  • George J Johnson. Books on Legal and Constitutional History. (Birmingham Reference Library Lectures, No 3). (Books for a Reference Library) 1885. [21]. Catalogue: [22].


  • Sylvio Normand, "Legal Publishing in Quebec" in History of the Book in Canada, University of Toronto Press, 2005, vol 2 (1840-1918), p 414

Continental Europe

  • Borchard. Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Germany. 1912. [23]
  • Palmer. Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Spain. 1915. [24]

South America

  • Borchard. Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Argentina, Brazil and Chile. 1917. [25]
  • Helen Lord Clagett. A Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Bolivia. Library of Congress. Washington. 1947. (Latin American series, no 12). HathiTrust. Google Books: [26] [27] [28]. Reprinted by Gordon Press, New York, 1981.
  • Helen Lord Clagett. A Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Peru. Library of Congress. Washington. 1947. HathiTrust
  • David M Valderrama. Law & Legal Literature of Peru: A Revised Guide. Second Edition. (Latin American series, volume 39). Library of Congress. US Government Printing Office. Washington. 1976. HathiTrust Google Books

Law library catalogues

  • Catalogue of the Library of the Inner Temple. 1806. 1821. 1833. 1843.
  • A Catalogue of the Library of the Middle Temple. 1845. Part 1: [29] [30] [31]. Part 2: [32].
    • Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of the Middle Temple. 1863.
    • Supplement to the Catalogue of the Library of the Middle Temple, 1868-77. 1877. [33]
    • Catalogue of the Printed Books in the Library of the Middle Temple. 1880. [34]
  • Catalogue of the Library of Gray's Inn. Edition: 1872. Supplements: 1874, 1878, 1888, 1906.
  • Catalogue of the Library of Lincoln's Inn. 1835. 1859.
  • Catalogue of the Library of the College of Advocates in Doctors' Commons. London. 1818. 1827. 1848. 1856. 1858. 1861.
  • Catalogue of the Library of the Law Society. Editions: 1841, 1851, 1869, 1891, 1906. Supplements: 1894, 1898.
  • A Catalogue of the Law Books in the Advocates Library. 1831. [35]
  • Catalogue of the Library of the Law School of Harvard University. 1909.
  • Catalogue of the Books of the Manchester Law Library Society. 1860. 1881. [36]
  • McAlpine. A Catalogue of the Law Library at Hartwell House, Buckinghamshire. 1865 [37]
  • Catalogue of the San Francisco Law Library. 1888. [38] [39]
  • Montana Law Library Catalogue
  • Catalogue of Los Angeles County Law Library
  • Catalogue of the Indiana State Law Library
  • Catalogue of the Library of the Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Catalogue of the Law Library of Berks County
  • Catalogue of the Library of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. 1892. [40]
  • Catalogue of the Law Library of the Louisiana Bar Association, at New Orleans
  • Catalogue of the Law Library of the Equitable Life Assurance Society
  • Catalogue of the New York State Library: Law Library
  • Catalogue of the Books in the Law Library of the United States Patent Office
  • A Catalogue of the Social Law Library in Boston
  • A Descriptive Catalogue of the Books in the Library of the Law Library Association of Saint Louis
  • Catalogue of the Library of the New York Law Institute
  • Catalogue of the Library of the Chicago Law Institute. 1887. [41]

Library law department catalogues

  • Catalogue of the State Library of Iowa: Law Department. 1889. [42] [43] [44]
  • Catalogue of the California State Library: Law Department. 1886. [45]

Bookseller's catalogues

  • Stevens and Sons. A Catalogue of Modern Law Books. 1848 [46]. 1864 [47]. No 9: 1869 [48]. No 11: 1871 [49]
  • Butterworths General Catalogue of Law Books. 1850. [50]
  • Maxwell's Catalogue of Law Books. 1826. [51]
  • Stevens and Haynes' Law Catalogue. Bibliotheca Legum: A Catalogue of Law Books. 1883: [52]. A Catalogue of Modern Law Works. 1878: [53].
  • A Catalogue of Modern Law Books. Clowes William and Sons. 1883. [54]
  • Robert Clarke & Co's Digest of Law Publications. 1880: [55]. 1883: [56]
  • A Catalogue of Law Books. Banks & Brothers. 1882: [57]. 1896: [58].
    • Law Publications of Banks & Brothers. 1889. [59]
  • The Co-op Publications: Useful Text Books: Standard Reports. The Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Co. 1890. [60]
  • Caspar's Practical Catalogue of Law Books. 1891. [61]

Bookseller's periodicals

  • Quillets of the Law (1878 to 1881) [62]
    • The Law Book Bulletin. [Little, Brown and Company's Law Book Bulletin]. (continuation of "Quillets of the Law") [63]

Periodicals about law librarianship and legal bibliography

  • Law Library Journal (1908 onwards) AALL
  • The Law Librarian (1970 onwards) BIALL
  • Canadian Law Libraries (1990 onwards)
  • Australian Law Librarian
  • New Zealand Law Librarian [64]
    • New Zealand Law Librarians' Group Newsletter. [65] [66]
  • Commonwealth Law Librarian (1992 to 1993) [67]
  • Caribbean Law Librarian (1984 to 1986) [68]. Replaced by Caribbean Journal of Legal Information.
  • The Law Librarian: A Quarterly Journal (1887 to 1890) [69]. ["Devoted to the Interests of Legal Literature"]. Reviews: [70] [71].
  • International Journal of Law Libraries (1973 to 1981) [72]
  • Legal Reference Services Quarterly (1981 onwards)
  • International Journal of Legal Information (1982 onwards)
  • Legal Bibliography (1881 to 1913)
  • Law Book News (2 volumes, January 1894 to December 1895) West. V1 V2. Review: 3 Michigan Law Journal 78
  • New York Law Book News (1926)
  • Legal Literature (1899 to 1911) London, 22 issues
  • Law Book News (October 1888 to November 1890) Philadelphia, 4 issues
  • Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields (1953 onwards) AALL/Rothman [73]
  • Annual Legal Bibliography (1961 to 1981) Harvard Law School Library, 21 volumes
    • Current Legal Bibliography (1960 onwards) monthly supplement
  • Law Book Review Digest and Current Legal Bibliography (October 1931 to January 1932) 4 issues

Works containing discussion of the contents, merits, etc., of some or all of the publications they list

Catalogues, etc., which do not provide commentary on the publications they list

Encylopedias edit

See w:List of encyclopedias by branch of knowledge#Law and w:Category:Encyclopedias of law. General encyclopedias may be relevant; see w:List of encyclopedias.

  • Green's Encyclopaedia of the Law of Scotland [74]

South Africa

  • The Law of South Africa. Butterworths. Commentary: [75]

Australia and New Zealand

See "Australia and New Zealand"

New Zealand

See Encyclopedias of New Zealand law

Dictionaries edit

See w:Law dictionary and w:Category:Law dictionaries

Quotations edit

See q:Category:Law and government

  • Norton-Kyshe. The Dictionary of Legal Quotations. 1904.
  • McNamara. Ragbag of Legal Quotations. Review: [76]
  • Cook. A Treasury of Legal Quotations. Review: [77]
  • James and Stebbings. A Dictionary of Legal Quotations. Review: [78]
  • Shapiro. The Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations. Reviews: [79] [80]

Journals edit

See w:Law review and w:List of law journals

  • The Law Times
  • The Law Journal
  • The Law Magazine
  • The Law Review
  • The Jurist
  • The Legal Observer
  • The Solicitor:  A Journal for Solicitors and their Managing Clerks (Pitman, 1934 to 1961) also called "The Solicitor: A Monthly Journal for . . . " [81] [82]
  • The Solicitor Quarterly (Pitman, 1962 to 1965) [83]
  • Law Notes (from 1882 onwards). Formerly 'Gibson's Law Notes'.
  • King's Counsel (King's College London, 1936 to 1989) v33
  • The Bell Yard: The Journal of the Law Society's School of Law (Solicitors' Law Stationery Society, 1927 to 1939) [84] [85]. Reviews etc, see: (1928) 72 SJ 473; 47 Law Notes 28 and 61; (1930) 169 Law Times 195; (1931) 172 Law Times 470; (1928) 65 Law Journal 9
  • The Law Coach (1920 to 1928) [86]
  • Law Students Journal (from 1878 onwards)
  • Law Examination Journal [87]
  • Council of Legal Education, "Calendar" (1901 onwards) 1950-1
  • Pump Court: The Temple Newspaper and Review (1883 to 1891) [88]
  • Graya: A Magazine for Members of Gray's Inn (1927 onwards) [89]. Review: (1928) 72 SJ 777 (17 Nov)
  • Innerview (Newsletter of the Inner Temple)
  • Inner Temple Library Newsletter
  • The Middle Templar (Middle Templar Magazine) (Middle Temple)
  • Municipal Corporations Circular (from 1878 onwards)
  • Local Government Chronicle (1855 onwards)
  • Mitchell's Maritime Register (1856-1883)
  • Maritime Notes and Queries (1873-1900) [90] [91]
  • Law Chronicle and Auction Register (1813-1837)
  • Legal Practitioner (1846-1851) [92]
  • Legal Year Book (1849-1851) See 35 Leg Obs 138 and 339


  • The Irish Law Times
  • The Irish Jurist



South Africa

  • South African Law Journal (vols 1 to 17 from 1885 to 1900 are called 'Cape Law Journal')
  • Union Law Review (1910 to 1911) v1 v2
  • Natal Law Quarterly (1902 to 1907) v2



  • The Summons: A Journal about Law, Lawyers and Law Books (1920 to 1931) v1v2 [98]

Military law

  • The Army Lawyer [99]
  • Military Law Review [100]

Annual surveys edit

  • Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law
  • Annual Survey of English Law
  • Annual Survey of Commonwealth Law
  • Annual Survey of Australian Law
  • Annual Survey of South African Law
  • Annual Survey of Indian Law
  • Annual Survey of Nepalese Law
  • Annual Survey of American Law
  • Annual Survey of California Law
  • Annual Survey of Colorado Law
  • Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law
  • Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law
  • "Annual Survey of Texas Law". Southern Methodist University Law Review.
  • Annual Survey of African Law
  • Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law. Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law.
  • Annual Survey of Family Law

Annual reviews edit

  • Annual Review of Law & Practice
  • "Annual Review". All England Reports.
  • Annual Review of Irish Law
  • Annual Review of Criminal Law
  • "Annual Review of Administrative Law". George Washington Law Review.
  • Annual Review of Banking Law
  • Annual Review of Insolvency Law
  • Annual Review of Securities Law. New York Law Journal.
  • "Annual Review of Securities and Commodities Law". Washington and Lee Law Review.
  • Annual Review of Legal Education
  • Annual Review of the Law School of New York University

Sources of law edit

Legislation edit

See Legislation

Law reports edit

See w:Case citation, w:Nominate reports and w:Law report

Citators, digests, lists of cases

  • Current Law Citator
  • The Digest (formerly the English and Empire Digest)
  • Mew's Digest

South Africa

  • The Digest of South African Case Law

Many law books contain a table of cases referred to in the volume.

Legislatures edit

  • Cushing. Lex Parliamentaria Americana. 1856. 2nd Ed: 1863. 1866. [101]. 9th Ed: 1874. [102]
  • Wilson. A Digest of Parliamentary Law. 2nd Ed: 1869. [103]
  • Jefferson. A Manual of Parliamentary Practice.

Parliaments edit

See w:Parliamentary authority

  • Erskine May: Parliamentary Practice
  • Ilbert. Parliament: Its History, Constitution and Practice. 1st Ed: 1911.  2nd Ed: 1920. 3rd Ed: 1948.
  • Oliver and Drewry. The Law and Parliament. (Law in context). Butterworths. 1998. [104]
  • Horne, Thompson and Yong (eds). Parliament and the Law. (Hart Studies in Constitutional Law). 3rd Ed: 2022. [105]
  • David Feldman (ed). "The Law of Parliament". English Public Law. (Oxford Principles of English Law). 2nd Ed: 2009. Chapter 2. p 87 et seq.
  • McIlwain. The High Court of Parliament and Its Supremacy. 1910. 1934. 1962. [106]
  • Ferrall's Law of Parliament. [An Exposition of the Law of Parliament as it relates to the Power and Privileges of the Commons' House.] 1837. [107]
  • The Law of Parliament in the Present Situation of Great Britain considered. 1788. [108]. Review: [109]

Court of Referees

  • Clifford and Stephens. Practice of the Court of Referees on Private Bills in Parliament. 1870. [110]


  • "Statistics of the Parliamentary Session 1849" (1849) 22 The Spectator 721 (4 August 1849); 13 The Law Times 85


  • Lazarowicz and McFadden. The Scottish Parliament: Law and Practice. 2018. [111]
  • Sutherland, Goodall, Little and Davidson. Law Making and the Scottish Parliament: The Early Years. (Edinburgh Studies in Law, vol 9). 2011. [112]


  • House of Commons Procedure and Practice [113]
  • Travis. A Law Treatise on the Constitutional Powers of Parliament, and of the Local Legislatures, under the British North America Act, 1867. Reviews: [114] [115] [116]. Commentary: [117] [118]


  • Ramachandran. The Law of Parliamentary Privileges in India. 1966. [119]

Courts edit

See Courts

General edit

  • Lawyer's Annual Library. Commentary: [120]

Series of treatises:

  • The Common Law Library. Sweet & Maxwell [121]
  • McCrudden, Stevens and Twining (eds). Law in Context. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
  • Practical Text Series. Northumbria Law Press.

New Zealand

See General series of law books in New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand

See "Australia and New Zealand"

Comparative law edit

  • Smits (ed). Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law. 1st Ed: 2006: [122]. 2nd Ed: 2012: [123].
  • International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law. [124]
  • Henneberry (ed). Law and Judicial Systems of Nations. World Jurist Association. 4th Ed: 2002. [147]
  • Holland and Garth. Legal Systems of the World: A Political, Social, and Cultural Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. 2002. [148]
  • Kenneth Robert Redden and William Emerson Brock. Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia. W S Hein. 1984. [149]
  • David and Brierly. Major Legal Systems in the World Today: An Introduction to the Comparative Study of Law. The Free Press. 2nd Ed: 1978. [150]
  • Wigmore, John Henry. A Panorama of the World's Legal Systems. West Publishing Company. 1928. [151]
  • Newman (ed). Crime and Punishment around the World. ABC-CLIO. 2010. [152]
  • Equity in the World's Legal Systems: A Comparative Study. 1973. [153]

Criminal law edit

See Criminal law

English civil law, Anglo-American civil law, etc; civil proceedings in common law jurisdictions edit

  • Jenks' Digest of English Civil Law
  • Neil Andrews. The Modern Civil Process: Judicial and Alternative Forms of Dispute Resolution in England. 2008. [154]
  • Andrews on Civil Processes. 2013. 2nd Ed: 2019. [155]
  • Burton on Civil Appeals. Burton (ed). Civil Appeals. EMIS Professional Publishing. 2002. Sweet and Maxwell. London. 2nd Ed: 2013.

Civil procedure edit

See Civil procedure

Evidence edit

See Evidence

Tort edit

See Tort

Defamation, libel and slander edit

This section includes, in particular, books on the torts of libel and slander and on criminal libel. [Defamation is a delict in Scotland. Slander of title and slander of goods are forms of malicious or injurious falsehood.]

  • Gatley on Libel and Slander
  • Carter-Ruck on Libel
  • Odgers on Libel and Slander
  • Fraser. Libel and Slander.
  • Duncan and Neill. Defamation.
  • Duncan and Hoolahan. Defamation Practice.
  • Bower. Actionable Defamation.
  • Flood on Libel and Slander. 1880.
  • Townshend on Slander and Libel. 3rd Ed: 1877.
  • Heard on Libel and Slander. 1860.
  • Cooke. A Treatise on the Law of Defamation. London. 1844. New York. 1846. [Cooke's Law of Defamation. Cooke on Defamation.]
  • Cooper's Law of Libel. 1830. [Cooper on Libel.]

Contract edit

See Contract

Equity edit

  • Snell's Principles of Equity

Judicial review

  • De Smith's Judicial Review of Administrative Action
  • Fordham's Handbook of Judicial Review

Equitable remedies edit

Account of profits

Specific performance

See Contract

Land law edit

  • Megarry and Wade. The Law of Real Property
  • Sarah Cockburn. Questions and Answers on Land Law. 1968


  • The Conveyancer (1915 to 1936) [158]
  • The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer (1936 onwards)

Constitutional law and administrative law edit

  • Hilaire Barnett. Constitutional and Administrative Law. [159]
  • Bradley and Ewing. Constitutional and Administrative Law.
  • Ian Loveland. Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights: A Critical Introduction. [160]
  • O Hood Phillips and Jackson: Constitutional and Administrative Law. 8th Ed: 1997. 2001. [161] O Hood Phillips' Constitutional and Administrative Law. 7th Ed: 1987. [162].

Constitutional law edit

See Constitutional law

War edit

  • McNair. Legal Effects of War
  • Baty and Morgan. War: Its Conduct and Legal Results
  • Webber, George Julius. The Effect of War on Contracts. 2nd Ed. Solicitors Law Stationery Society. 1946.
  • Campbell, Henry. Law of War and Contract. H Mifford, Oxford University Press. 1918
  • Coleman Phillipson. Effect of War on Contracts. Stevens. London. 1909
  • McKinnon LJ, Frank Douglas. Effect of War on Contract. Clarendon Press, Oxford. 1917
  • Prafula Chandra Ghosh. The Effects of War on Contracts. University of Calcutta. 1920
  • Report of the Pre-War Contracts Committee (Cd 8975) (1918) (Buckmaster Committee)
  • Jan Ramberg. Cancellation of Contracts of Affreightment: On Account of War and Similar Circumstances. Akademifearlaget. 1969
  • C N Gregory, "Interest on Debts during War" (1909) 25 Law Quarterly Review 297
  • Report of the Committee on Liability for War Damage to the Subject-matter of Contracts (Cmd 6100) (1939)
  • Spaight. War Rights on Land
  • Gregory, Charles Noble, "Effect of War upon the Operation of Statutes of Limitation", International Law Association's Reports for 1913-1914 and 1914-1915
  • Garner. International Law and the World War
  • Krusin and Rogers. Solicitors Hand-Book of War Legislation
  • Scobell Armstrong. War and Treaty Legislation, 1914-1922. 2nd Ed. 1922
  • Baty, 31 LQR 1915

Prize edit

  • Edward Stanley Roscoe. A History of the English Prize Court. 1924. [163]

Company law edit

See Company law

Corporations edit

See Corporations

Remedies edit

See "equitable remedies" above

New Zealand

See Remedies in New Zealand

Drafting edit

  • Inns of Court School of Law. Drafting. Fifth Edition. Blackstone Press. 2000. ISBN 1841740624.
  • Inns of Court School of Law. Opinion Writing. Fifth Edition. Blackstone Press. 2000. ISBN 1841740632.

History edit

Legal biography

See w:Legal biography

  • Debretts' House of Commons and Judicial Bench
  • Men at the Bar
  • Manson. The Builders of our Law during the Reign of Queen Victoria. 1895. 2nd Ed: 1904: [164].
  • Lives of Eminent Serjeants-at-law of the English Bar, 1869, vols 1 and 2. Contains biographies of 58 serjeants-at-law. Google Books:
    • editions:7u0w_AcY7zsC
    • editions:i_SAN31GvBkC
  • Other biographical sources for lawyers. The Inner Temple
  • A catalogue of notable Middle Templars, with brief biographical notices
  • Goudkamp and Nolan (eds). Scholars of Tort Law. 2019. [165]
  • Goudkamp and Nolan (eds). Scholars of Contract Law. 2022. [166]
  • "Studies in Legal Biography". Albany Law Journal.
    • "Law and Latin" [167]
    • "Law and Love"
    • "Law and Religion"

Law lists

  • The Law List. Stevens and Sons. 1907, 1948


  • Baker. An Introduction to English Legal History
  • Maitland. The Constitutional History of England
  • The Oxford History of the Laws of England
  • William Searle Holdsworth. A History of English Law

Criminal law

  • Leon Radzinowicz. A History of English Criminal Law and its Administration from 1750. [168]

Nineteenth Century

  • Fifoot. Law and History in the Nineteenth Century. 1956
  • Fifoot. Judge and Jurist in the Reign of Victoria. 1959
  • Bowen. "The Administration of the Law from 1837 to 1887". Thomas Humphrey Ward (ed). The Reign of Queen Victoria: A Survey of Fifty Years of Progress. 1887. Volume 1. Page 281. Ward, "Legislation of the Reign" p 25. Anson, "Constitutional Development", p117.

Some earlier works

  • Deans. The Student's Legal History. 3rd Ed: 1913 [169] [170], 4th Ed: 1921 [171] [172]
  • White. Outlines of Legal History. 1895 [173] [174]
  • Carter. Outlines of English Legal History. 1899 [175] [176]
  • Maitland and Montague. A Sketch of English Legal History. 1915 [177]
  • Finlason. Reeves' History of the English Law. 1880 Vol 1:  [178] [179] Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4 Vol 5: [180] [181]
  • Ames. Lectures on Legal History and Miscellaneous Legal Essays. 1913 [182]
  • Vinogradoff (ed). Essays in Legal History read before the International Congress of Historical Studies held in London in 1913. 1913 [183]
  • Oxford Studies in Social and Legal History. Vol 1 (1909) vol 4 (1914)
  • Law and Lawyers; or, Sketches and Illustrations of Legal History and Biography. 1840 vol 1 vol 2
  • Popular Law Library. 1908. Vol 1, second subject ("legal history")
  • Carter. A History of English Legal Institutions. 1902. [184]


  • Walker. A Legal History of Scotland
  • Simpson and Wilson. Scottish Legal History
  • Kiralfy and MacQueen. New Perspectives in Scottish Legal History
  • Reid and Zimmerman. A History of Private Law in Scotland
  • Finlay. Legal Practice in Eighteenth Century Scotland

Europe and continental law

  • The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History
  • Continental Legal History Series. Published under the auspices of the Association of American Law Schools. vol 1 (1912)


  • The Legal History Review [185]
    • editions:SmWkXyQcRSQC

Chronology edit

See also w:Legal year. For legislation of the year or session, see Legislation.

  • Paul Brand et al, "Legal chronology". C R Cheney (ed). A Handbook of Dates: For Students of British History. New Edition. Revised by Michael Jones. Cambridge University Press. 2000. Reprinted 2004. Chapter 5. Page 96 et seq.
  • "Legal Chronology" (1880) 24 The Journal of Jurisprudence 215
  • "Legal Chronology" (1855) 50 Legal Observer and Solicitors' Journal 411
  • Josephus Nelson Larned. "Law". History for Ready Reference. C A Nichols Co. Springfield, Mass. Volume 3. Page 1955 et seq.


  • "Laws and Legal Institutions". The Mnemonic Chronology of British History. Hamilton, Adams & Co. 1849. Page 56 et seq.

Falkland Islands

  • Vieyra. An Annotated Legal Chronology of the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands Controversy. 1985. [186]

Periodicals, year or session

See also annual surveys

For sessions of Parliament, see Parliament

Periodicals, quarter

  • "Events of the Quarter". The Law Magazine. [The Law Magazine and Law Review]. Continues to vol 32 of 1871. [190] [191] [192] etc.



  • Guide to Material on the History of Law in California. [193]


  • "Legal Chronology of Imperial Russia" and "Legal Chronology of Soviet Russia" at pp 20 and 23: [194]


  • William Percy Pain. Chronology and Analysis of International Law. 1889. [195]

Countries and other regions edit

  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws. Kluwer.
  • Introduction to the Law of . . . Kluwer. [196] [197] [198] [199]

South Africa

  • Maasdorp's Institutes of South African Law
  • Maasdorp's Institutes of Cape Law
  • The Common Law of South Africa

British overseas territories

  • Hendry and Dickson. British Overseas Territories Law. 1st Ed: 2011, 2nd Ed: 2018 [200]

Northern Ireland edit

  • Digest of Northern Ireland Law. Looseleaf booklets. 1st Ed: 1986 onwards. 2nd Ed: 1995 onwards. (Student Legal Services, SLS Legal Publications, Queen's University, Belfast)
  • Valentine's All the Law of Northern Ireland
  • Brice Dickinson. Law in Northern Ireland.


  • Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly (1936 onwards)
  • Bulletin of Northern Ireland Law (1981 onwards)
  • Gazette of the Incorporated Law Society of Northern Ireland (1964 onwards)

Criminal law

  • Valentine. Booklet of Criminal Offences in Northern Ireland.
  • John E Stannard. Northern Ireland Supplement to Smith and Hogan , Criminal Law (5th ed). SLS Legal Publications. Belfast. 1984. Reviews: [201] [202] [203]. Commentary: [204] [205].
  • Stannard. Recent Developments in Criminal Law.

Criminal procedure

  • John E Stannard. Northern Ireland Criminal Procedure: An Introduction. Round Hall. Sweet & Maxwell. 2000. Catalogue: [206] [207]
  • Valentine. Criminal Procedure in Northern Ireland. 1989. [208]
  • O'Neill. Criminal Practice and Procedure in the Magistrates' Court of Northern Ireland. 2013. Catalogue: [209]

Index of countries edit

Cases decided by the courts of one country may be of persuasive authority in other countries. The common law of one country may be incorporated into the law of another state by statute. Roman law may be of persuasive authority in common law countries. Accordingly, books ostensibly about the law of one country may contain information applicable to other countries.

Australia and New Zealand edit

The following books are about the region of Australia and New Zealand as a whole. [The region of Australia and New Zealand is sometimes called Australasia or Trans-Tasman.] For books specifically about New Zealand, see Law of New Zealand.

  • Morris. Laying Down the Law: The Foundations of Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing in Australia and New Zealand. 1988. [210]
  • Legal Research in Australia and New Zealand. [211]. Formerly "Legal Research Newsletter". Australian National University.


  • Australian and New Zealand Commentary on Halsbury's Laws of England [212]


  • Bedwell. Australasian Judicial Dictionary. 1920. [213]. Reviews: [214] [215]. Commentary: [216]. [Australia and New Zealand].

Computer-assisted legal research


  • Current Australian and New Zealand Legal Literature Index. [217] [Australia and New Zealand Legal Literature Index]. Review: [218]


  • The Australasian Annual Digest: being a Digest of Cases decided by the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, Victoria, and West Australia, and by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on Appeal from those Courts. [219]
  • Eagleson. Australasian Mining Digest. A Digest of Australasian Mining Cases as decided in the Supreme Courts of Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and New Zealand, and on Appeal therefrom to the Privy Council. [220]. Review: [221]


  • Australian and New Zealand Citator to the UK Reports [222]

Annotations; annotated reports

  • Butterworth's Australian and New Zealand Annotations. Australian and New Zealand Annotations [All England Law Reports] [223] [224]


  • Fong and Edwards. Australian and New Zealand Legal Abbreviations. 1988. 2nd Ed: 1995: [225].

General series of books

  • Butterworths Student Companion Series [226]. Review: [227]
  • Butterworths ' Student Companions. Commentary: [228]


  • Pearce. Delegated Legislation in Australia and New Zealand. 1977. [229]
  • Peter M McDermott, "Imperial Statutes in Australia and New Zealand" (1990) 2 Bond Law Review 162 (No 2) [230]

Statutory interpretation

  • Matthew Grovesa and Dan Meagher. The Principle of Legality in Australia and New Zealand. 2017. [231]


  • Reeves. State Experiments in Australia and New Zealand. 1902. [232]


  • Appeals and Appellate Courts in Australia and New Zealand. 2014. [233]

Legal profession

  • Pont. Lawyers' Professional Responsibility in Australia and New Zealand. 1996. [234]

Law list

  • Australian and New Zealand Law List [235]

Real property

  • Shannon Lindsay. Caveats Against Dealings in Australia and New Zealand. 1995. [236]
  • Brown. Land Acquisition: An Examination of the Principles of Law Governing the Compulsory Acquisition or Resumption of Land in Australia and New Zealand. 1991. [237]


  • Peregrine Whalley, "The Conveyancing Debate Refocussed" [1998] NZLJ 87 [Trans-Tasman developments and parallels] [238]
  • Australian and New Zealand Conveyancing Reports.

Equity and trusts

  • Pont. Equity and Trusts in Australia and New Zealand. 1996: [239]. 2nd Ed: 2000.

Wills and intestacy

  • Hardingham, Neave and Ford. Wills and Intestacy in Australia and New Zealand. 1983. 2nd Ed: 1989. Reviews: [240] [241] [242] [243]
    • Hardingham. Law of Intestate Succession in Australia and New Zealand. 1978. Review: [244] [245]
    • Hardingham, Neave and Ford. The Law of Wills. 1977.
  • Nicola Peart and Prue Vines. "Intestate Succession in Australia and New Zealand". Intestate Succession. (Comparative Succession Law, vol 2). 2015. Page 349 et seq.

Administration and distribition of estates

  • Wood. The Laws of the Australasian Colonies as to the Administration and Distribution of the Estate of Deceased Persons. 1884. [246] [Colonies of New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia: see p 1].


  • Balkin and Davis. Law of Torts. 1991. [247]


  • Gillooly. The Law of Defamation in Australia and New Zealand. 1998. [248]

Powers of attorney

  • Berna Collier and Shannon Lindsay. Powers of Attorney in Australia and New Zealand. The Federation Press. 1992. [249]


  • Lloyd and Joske. The Remuneration of Commission Agents in Australia and New Zealand. 1924. 2nd Ed: 1943. Review: [250]. 3rd Ed: 1957.
  • Kiddle, "Remuneration of Commission Agents in Australia and New Zealand" (1961) 14 The Australian Lawyer 3 and 17


  • Hamilton. A Manual of the Law and Practice of Banking in Australia and New Zealand. 1880: [251]. 2nd Ed: 1900: [252].
  • Teare. A Digest of the Banking and Currency Acts, Proclamations, Orders, etc. of Australia and New Zealand. 1926. [253]

Money lending

  • Pannam. The Law of Money Lenders in Australia and New Zealand. 1965. [254]


  • Joske and Brooking. Insurance Law in Australia and New Zealand. 1975. [255]
  • Kenneth Coleridge Turvey Sutton. Insurance Law in Australia and New Zealand. 1980. [256]. Review: [257]. Bibliography: [258]
  • Kelly and Ball. Principles of Insurance Law in Australia and New Zealand. 1991. Bibliography: [259].
  • Richard Thomas. Guidebook to Insurance Law in Australia and New Zealand. 1981. 2nd Ed: 1986. Bibliographies: [260] [261]
  • C Langstone, "The Difference Between Insurance Law in Australia and New Zealand" (2001) 24 Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance Journal (No 1, February to March 2001)

Commercial law

  • Huberich. The Commercial Law of Australia and New Zealand. [Reprinted from "The Commercial Laws of the World", vol 18]. 1912. Review: [267].
  • George Arthur Dickinson. Law Relating to Bills of Exchange, Cheques and Promissory Notes in Australia and New Zealand. Butterworth. Sydney. 1948. Catalogue: [268]. Review: [269].

Competition law

  • Brunt. Economic Essays on Australian and New Zealand Competition Law. 2003. [270]

Sale of goods

  • Sutton, Kenneth Coleridge Turvey. The Law of Sale of Goods in Australia and New Zealand. 1967: [271]. Second Edition. Law Book Company. 1971. [272].

Sales and consumer law

  • Sutton. Sales and Consumer Law in Australia and New Zealand. 3rd Ed: 1983: [273]. Sales and Consumer Law. 4th Ed: 1995: [274]. Reviews: [275] [276]. The 4th Ed is generally about Australia.
  • Malbon and Nottage. Consumer Law & Policy in Australia & New Zealand. 2013. [277]


  • Collinge and Clarke. Law of Marketing in Australia and New Zealand. 2nd Ed: 1989: [278].

Company law

  • Stiebel. Australian and New Zealand Company Law. 1913. [279]

Corporate law

  • Farrar. Corporate Governance in Australia and New Zealand. 2001. [280]
  • Peter Fitzsimons, "Australia and New Zealand on Different Corporate Paths" (1994) 8 Otago Law Review 267 [281]


  • Higgins and Fletcher. The Law of Partnership in Australia and New Zealand. Third Edition. Law Book Company. 1975. [282].
  • Joske. The Law of Partnership in Australia and New Zealand. 2nd Ed: 1966: [283].

Labour law

  • Nolan. The Australasian Labour Law Reforms: Australia and New Zealand at the End of the Twentieth Century. 1998. [284]

Charities and non-profits

  • Pont. Charity Law in Australia and New Zealand. 2000. [285]
  • Fletcher. The Law Relating to Non-profit Associations in Australia and New Zealand. 1986. [286]

Criminal law

  • Campbell. Mental Disorder and Criminal Law in Australia and New Zealand. 1988. [287]
  • "Police Summary Prosecutions in Australia and New Zealand: Some Comparisons" (2000) 19 University of Tasmania Law Review 280 [288]


  • Tronc, Crawford and Smith. Search and Seizure in Australia and New Zealand. 1996. [289]


  • Joske. The Law and Procedure at Meetings in Australia and New Zealand. 3rd Ed: 1954: [290] 4th Ed: 1963: [291].


  • Cremean. Admiralty Jurisdiction: Law and Practice in Australia and New Zealand. 2nd Ed: 2003: [292].
  • Myburgh, "The Harmonisation of New Zealand and Australian Maritime Laws" (1995) 6 Canterbury Law Review 69 (No 1) [293]


  • Gary N Heilbronn. Travel and Tourism Law in Australia and New Zealand. Federation Press. 1992. Reviews: [294] [295].


  • Burnett and Bath. Law of International Business in Australasia. 2009. [296]
  • John H Farrar, "Harmonisation of Business Law between Australia and New Zealand" (1989) 19 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 435 [297]

Health law and medical law

  • McFarlane. Health Law in Australia and New Zealand. Federation Press. 3rd Ed: 2000.
  • Townsend and Luck. Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics: Australia and New Zealand. 2013. Reprinted 2015: [298].


  • R J Davern Wright. Testator's Family Maintenance in Australia and New Zealand. 1954. [299]

Mining law

  • Veatch, Arthur C. Mining Laws of Australia and New Zealand. Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey. Bulletin 505. Government Printing Office. Washington. 1911. Chapter 7.  Page 141 et seq.
  • Armstrong. A Treatise on the Law of Gold-mining in Australia and New Zealand. 1901. [300]


  • White. Australasian Marine Pollution Laws. 2nd Ed: 2007: [301].


  • Joske. Matrimonial Causes and Marriage Law and Practice of Australia and New Zealand. 5th Ed: 1969. Bibliography: [302]. Commentary: [303]


  • Cao and White. Animal Law in Australia and New Zealand. 2010. [304]

Examinations edit

  • Robert Maugham. A Supplement to the Digest of Examination Questions in Common Law, Conveyancing, Equity, Bankruptcy and Criminal Law from Hil Term 1848 to Hil Term 1851. Maxwell. 1851.
  • Henry Newbolt Roberts. Examination Questions and Answers on Criminal Law.
  • National Bar Examination Digest [305]
  • Haynes and Nelham. The Honours Examination Digest. 1883. [306]
  • Bedford. Final Examination Digest. Catalogues: [307] [308]
  • Ings. Barnham's Series of Questions on the most important points connected with a Legal Education, designed for the use of Students preparing for examination previously to their admission in the Courts of Law and Equity. 4th Ed: 1840: [309]. Barham. 1836: [310]


  • Bar Examination Papers, Questions and Answers (1901 to 1914) [311]
  • Bar Examination Journal (1871-1892)

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