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Past The Pillars Of Hercules: Francis Bacon And The Science Of Rulemaking, Daniel R. Coquillette Apr 2013

Past The Pillars Of Hercules: Francis Bacon And The Science Of Rulemaking, Daniel R. Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

The parallels between Francis Bacon’s career and that of Edward H. Cooper are obvious. Bacon was one of the great legal minds of his day and, unlike the common law judges who formed the law by deciding cases, Bacon expressed his greatness in writing brilliant juristic treatises and, as Lord Chancellor, drafting one of the first modern rule systems, the Ordinances in Chancery (1617-1620). My thesis is that Bacon invented modern, scientific rulemaking by fusing his new theories of inductive, empirical research with the traditions of equitable pleading, and is, in fact, the intellectual forebearer of the likes of ...


The Legal Education Of A Patriot: Josiah Quincy Jr.'S Law Commonplace (1763), Daniel R. Coquillette Oct 2011

The Legal Education Of A Patriot: Josiah Quincy Jr.'S Law Commonplace (1763), Daniel R. Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

This article is based on the exciting discovery of a never before printed Law Commonplace, written by the 18th-century lawyer and patriot, Josiah Quincy, Junior. Quincy was co-counsel with Adams in the famous Boston Massacre Trial, a leader of Committee on Correspondence and the Sons of Liberty, and author of the first American law reports. His Law Commonplace provides an exceptional window into the political, racial and gender controversies of the evolving American legal system, and profoundly challenges our conventional views on the origin of American legal education. In certain areas, particularly jury trial, it also has present constitutional significance ...


"The Purer Fountains": Bacon And Legal Education, Daniel R. Coquillette Oct 2011

"The Purer Fountains": Bacon And Legal Education, Daniel R. Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

Today, the classical underpinnings of American legal education are under intense critical review. The dominant pedagogy, the case book and the Socratic method, were established by Christopher Columbus Langdell (1806-1906) at Harvard Law School more than a century ago. Together with Langdell's first year curriculum, which was exclusively focused on Anglo-American common law doctrine, and his emphasis on a competitive, anonymous graded meritocracy, this system still exercises an incredible grip on elite American law schools. But Langdell's 19th Century model has now been challenged by many rivals, including critical legal studies, law and economics empiricism, global curriculums, and ...


Portrait Of A Patriot: The Major Legal And Political Papers Of Josiah Quincy Junior, Volume 4, The Law Reports, Part One (1761-1765.), Daniel Coquillette, Neil Longley York Dec 2008

Portrait Of A Patriot: The Major Legal And Political Papers Of Josiah Quincy Junior, Volume 4, The Law Reports, Part One (1761-1765.), Daniel Coquillette, Neil Longley York

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Portrait Of A Patriot: The Major Legal And Political Papers Of Josiah Quincy Junior, Volume 5, The Law Reports, Part Two (1765-1772.), Daniel Coquillette, Neil Longley York Dec 2008

Portrait Of A Patriot: The Major Legal And Political Papers Of Josiah Quincy Junior, Volume 5, The Law Reports, Part Two (1765-1772.), Daniel Coquillette, Neil Longley York

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Patriots In Defense Of The 'Enemy', Daniel Coquillette Jan 2007

Patriots In Defense Of The 'Enemy', Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Portrait Of A Patriot: The Major Political And Legal Papers Of Josiah Quincy Junior. Volume Two, The Law Commonplace Book, Daniel Coquillette, Neil Longley York Dec 2006

Portrait Of A Patriot: The Major Political And Legal Papers Of Josiah Quincy Junior. Volume Two, The Law Commonplace Book, Daniel Coquillette, Neil Longley York

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Portrait Of A Patriot: The Major Political And Legal Papers Of Josiah Quincy Junior. Volume Three, The Southern Journal (1773), Daniel Coquillette, Neil Longley York Dec 2006

Portrait Of A Patriot: The Major Political And Legal Papers Of Josiah Quincy Junior. Volume Three, The Southern Journal (1773), Daniel Coquillette, Neil Longley York

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Sectionalism, Slavery And The Threat Of War In Josiah Quincy Jr.’S 1773 Southern Journal, Daniel R. Coquillette May 2006

Sectionalism, Slavery And The Threat Of War In Josiah Quincy Jr.’S 1773 Southern Journal, Daniel R. Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Portrait Of A Patriot: The Major Political And Legal Papers Of Josiah Quincy Junior. Volume One, The Political Commonplace Book And The London Journal, Daniel Coquillette, Neil Longley York Dec 2004

Portrait Of A Patriot: The Major Political And Legal Papers Of Josiah Quincy Junior. Volume One, The Political Commonplace Book And The London Journal, Daniel Coquillette, Neil Longley York

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


'Mourning Venice And Genoa': Joseph Story, Legal Education, And The Lex Mercatoria, Daniel Coquillette Dec 2004

'Mourning Venice And Genoa': Joseph Story, Legal Education, And The Lex Mercatoria, Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


The Anglo-American Legal Heritage Introductory Materials, Daniel Coquillette Dec 2003

The Anglo-American Legal Heritage Introductory Materials, Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

This fascinating book about our legal heritage is copiously illustrated with original materials. From our cultural roots in the Roman law, the Anglo-Saxon dooms, and English feudalism, to modern crises of social revolution and reform. Coquillette's work shows how legal culture is part of what has been called the "seamless web" of history. Most introductory books rely heavily, if not exclusively, on secondary sources. This book, however, provides carefully edited and chosen primary sources and culminates with provocative excerpts of the most recent twentieth century historical criticism. Also included are many useful charts and diagrams, and an extensive bibliography ...


The Legal History Of The Twentieth Century, Daniel R. Coquillette Dec 2002

The Legal History Of The Twentieth Century, Daniel R. Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


The Anglo-American Legal Heritage: Introductory Materials, Daniel Coquillette Dec 1998

The Anglo-American Legal Heritage: Introductory Materials, Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

A slightly modified version of Chapter 2 appears as "The Lessons of Anglo-Saxon 'Justice.'" The Green Bag. 2d ser. 2, no.3 (Spring 1999): 251-259.


First Flower - The Earliest American Law Reports And The Extraordinary Josiah Quincy Jr. (1744-1775), Daniel R. Coquillette Dec 1995

First Flower - The Earliest American Law Reports And The Extraordinary Josiah Quincy Jr. (1744-1775), Daniel R. Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Radical Lawmakers In Colonial Massachusetts: The `Countenance Of Authoritie' And The Lawes And Libertyes, Daniel R. Coquillette May 1994

Radical Lawmakers In Colonial Massachusetts: The `Countenance Of Authoritie' And The Lawes And Libertyes, Daniel R. Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

Also appears in Studi in Memoria Di Gino Gorla, 1605-1633. Tomo II: Dialogo Tra Ordinamenti, Diritto dei Commerci E Diritto Europa Iura Naturalia E Diritti Fondamentali. Italy, 1994, and in translation as "Giuristi Radicali Nel Massachusetts Coloniale: `Countenance of Authority' Lawes and Libertyes." In Il Diritto dei Nuovi Mondi: Atti del Convegno promosso dall'Instituto di Diritto Privato delle Facoltà di Giurisprudenza: Genova, 5-7 novembre 1992, 113-143. Milan: Casa Editrice Dott. Antonio Milani, 1994.


Uncivil Law, Daniel Coquillette Dec 1993

Uncivil Law, Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


The Mystery Of The New Fashioned Goldsmiths: From Usury To The Bank Of England (1622-1694), Daniel Coquillette Dec 1992

The Mystery Of The New Fashioned Goldsmiths: From Usury To The Bank Of England (1622-1694), Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

Also appears in Miscellanea Domenico Maffei Dicato Historia Ius Studium, vol. 4, 523-550. Goldbach, Germany: Keip Verlag, 1995.


Francis Bacon, Daniel Coquillette Dec 1991

Francis Bacon, Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

This is the first modern book to describe Francis Bacon's jurisprudence. He has long been famous as a scientist, philosopher, politician and literary giant, but his career as one of England's greatest lawyers and jurists has been largely overlooked. Bacon's major contribution to Anglo-American jurisprudence is presented in such a way as to be suitable to specialists and non-specialists alike. The purpose is to restore Bacon to his rightful place as England's first true critical and analytical jurist, and to describe how his legal thought related to his other great intellectual achievements.


The Civilian Writers Of Doctors' Commons, London: Three Centuries Of Juristic Innovation In Comparative, Commercial And International Law, Daniel Coquillette Dec 1987

The Civilian Writers Of Doctors' Commons, London: Three Centuries Of Juristic Innovation In Comparative, Commercial And International Law, Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Legal Ideology And Incorporation Iv: The Nature Of Civilian Influence On Modern Anglo-American Commercial Law, Daniel R. Coquillette Oct 1987

Legal Ideology And Incorporation Iv: The Nature Of Civilian Influence On Modern Anglo-American Commercial Law, Daniel R. Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Legal Ideology And Incorporation Iii: Reason Regulated - The Post-Restoration English Civilians, 1653-1735, Daniel R. Coquillette Feb 1987

Legal Ideology And Incorporation Iii: Reason Regulated - The Post-Restoration English Civilians, 1653-1735, Daniel R. Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


The 'Countenance Of Authoritie', Daniel Coquillette Dec 1983

The 'Countenance Of Authoritie', Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Law In Colonial Massachusetts, 1630-1800: A Conference Held 6 And 7 November 1981, By The Colonial Society Of Massachusetts, Daniel Coquillette Dec 1983

Law In Colonial Massachusetts, 1630-1800: A Conference Held 6 And 7 November 1981, By The Colonial Society Of Massachusetts, Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Justinian In Braintree: John Adams, Civilian Learning, And Legal Elitism, 1758-1775, Daniel Coquillette Dec 1983

Justinian In Braintree: John Adams, Civilian Learning, And Legal Elitism, 1758-1775, Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

A portion of this work forms Chapter 2 of The History of Legal Education in the United States: Commentaries and Primary Sources, volume 1, editor, Steve Sheppard, 75-92. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999.


Ideology And Incorporation Ii: Sir Thomas Ridley, Charles Molloy, And The Literary Battle For The Law Merchant, 1607-1676, Daniel R. Coquillette Feb 1981

Ideology And Incorporation Ii: Sir Thomas Ridley, Charles Molloy, And The Literary Battle For The Law Merchant, 1607-1676, Daniel R. Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Legal Ideology And Incorporation I: The English Civilian Writers, 1523-1607, Daniel R. Coquillette Dec 1980

Legal Ideology And Incorporation I: The English Civilian Writers, 1523-1607, Daniel R. Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Mosses From An Old Manse: Another Look At Some Historic Property Cases About The Environment, Daniel R. Coquillette May 1979

Mosses From An Old Manse: Another Look At Some Historic Property Cases About The Environment, Daniel R. Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

Also appears in Land Use and Environment Law Review 12 (1981): 67-127, and in International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory: Environmental Law, edited by Michael C. Blum, 107-67. New York: New York University Press, 1992.