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Transplanting And Customizing
 Legal Systems: Lessons From
 Namibian Legal History, Martin Cai Lockert Jan 2014

Transplanting And Customizing
 Legal Systems: Lessons From
 Namibian Legal History, Martin Cai Lockert

Richmond Journal of Global Law & Business

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The Beginning Of The End Of Coverture: A Reappraisal Of The Married Woman's Separate Estate, Allison Anna Tait Jan 2014

The Beginning Of The End Of Coverture: A Reappraisal Of The Married Woman's Separate Estate, Allison Anna Tait

Law Faculty Publications

Before statutory enactments in the nineteenth century granted married women a limited set of property rights, the separate estate trust was, by and large, the sole form of married women's property. Although the separate estate allowed married women to circumvent the law of coverture, historians have generally viewed the separate estate as an ineffective vehicle for extending property rights to married women. In this Article, I reappraise the separate estate's utility and argue that Chancery's separate estate jurisprudence during the eighteenth century was a critical first step in the establishment of married women as property-holders. Separate estates ...


Virginia Law Reports, William Hamilton Bryson Jan 2014

Virginia Law Reports, William Hamilton Bryson

Law Faculty Publications

Erwin Surrency, a professional Jaw librarian, during a long career as such, was a pioneer in the field of American legal bibliography. His work is the foundation upon which later work has been and will be based. The present essay is an acknowledgment of this beacon for further bibliographical research into Jaw books, and it is hoped that many others will follow in Erwin's footsteps and further elucidate this fascinating field of scholarship.


Reports Of Cases In The Court Of Exchequer In The Time Of King George I (1714 To 1727), William Hamilton Bryson Jan 2014

Reports Of Cases In The Court Of Exchequer In The Time Of King George I (1714 To 1727), William Hamilton Bryson

Law Faculty Publications

This book publishes all of the known law reports from the Court of Exchequer from the reign of King George I, 1714 to 1726, including those in manuscript and those already in print. Most of the ones in print are the short and not very informative reports by William Bunbury. The much more substantial Exchequer reports of Philip Ward and Thomas Browne, which were heretofore unpublished manuscripts, have been conflated with Bunbury's reports and some other miscellaneous case reports.


Reports Of Cases In The Court Of Chancery From The Time Of Lord Harcourt (1710-1714), William Hamilton Bryson Jan 2014

Reports Of Cases In The Court Of Chancery From The Time Of Lord Harcourt (1710-1714), William Hamilton Bryson

Law Faculty Publications

The anonymous set of law reports now first published here includes cases from the Court of Chancery from 1706 to 1715, the judicial tenures of Lord Cowper, 1705 to 1708, Lord Harcourt, 1710 to 1714, and Lord Cowper again, 1714 to 1718. There were commissioners to hold the great seal and to sit in the Court of Chancery from 1708 to 1710. Although there are a few cases from the time of Lord Cowper and earlier, the vast majority are reports of cases decided by Sir Simon Harcourt, Lord Harcourt (1661- 1727), who was Lord Chancellor from 1710 to 1714 ...