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Research Canons

Books and articles that are essential to a new academic in various areas of legal inquiry as suggested by contributors to PrawfsBlawg.


  1. Harold J. Berman, Law and Revolution: The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition (1983) (suggested by Jason Kilborn​).
  2. Paul Brand, The Origins of the English Legal Profession (1992) (suggested by Jason Kilborn​). 
  3. John P. Dawson, The Oracles of the Law (1968) (suggested by Jason Kilborn).​
  4. Patrick Glenn, Legal Traditions of the World (2nd ed. 2004) (suggested by Jason Kilborn​).
  5. Sir Basil Markesinis, Comparative Law in the Courtroom and the Classroom (Hart 2003) (suggested by Jason Kilborn).
  6. Theodore F.T. Plucknett, A Concise History of the Common Law (5th ed. 1956) (suggested by Jason Kilborn).​
  7. Roscoe Pound, The Lawyer From Antiquity to Modern Times (1953) (suggested by Jason Kilborn).​
  8. O.F. Robinson et al., An Introduction to European Legal History (1985) (suggested by Jason Kilborn).​
  9. Peter Stein, Roman Law in European History (1999) (suggested by Jason Kilborn).​
  10. Konrad Zweigert & Hein Kotz, An Introduction to Comparative Law (3rd ed., Tony Weir trans. 1998) (suggested by Jason Kilborn​).


  1. Charles Sumner Lobingier, The Continuity of Roman Law in the East, 4 Tulane L. Rev. 341 (1930) (suggested by Jason Kilborn).