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The Connecticut Compensation Act, George E. Beers Jan 1914

The Connecticut Compensation Act, George E. Beers

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Connecticut is a proverbially conservative State and rarely has
been the first to take up innovations. In adopting an act providing
compensation for injured workmen, she has had the advantage
of the experience of other countries and other American
States. More than three decades ago she took the same course
in framing a system of reformed procedure and availed herself of
the experiments which had gone before.
The Workmen's Compensation Act will doubtless require and
undergo important amendments before it reaches its final form.
As it stands now, it represents some of the best features of the
system which ...


Romanization Of English Law, Charles P. Sherman Jan 1914

Romanization Of English Law, Charles P. Sherman

Faculty Scholarship Series

In the Island of Britain was established a Roman province
which lasted four hundred years. Julius Caesar's expedition into
Britain 55 B. C. was followed a century later by permanent conquest
and occupation of the island, and the introduction of Roman
civilization. Britain was from the outset an imperial command
of the first rank, garrisoned at one time by about 30,000 Roman
soldiers, and became an important Roman governorship.
Roman law made rapid strides in Britain during the second and
third centuries A. D., as is attested by the writings of the Roman
jurists Javolenus and Ulpian, who ...