It's not easy to cover the development of case reporting from the beginnings in England to the first West regional reporters, clearly and enjoyably, in one digital page. But "A Brief History of Anglo-American Case Reporting, 1272-1885," a virtual exhibit of the Boston College Law Library, has done it. Created by Karen Beck, Curator of Rare Books, the exhibit is both brief and clear in describing how today's case reporting came to be--from the Year Books hand written in the back of court rooms by medieval law students to the modern reporters we now use online. The story is illustrated with wonderful examples from the Boston College Law rare book collection. Take a break from your books and outlines to check it out.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat