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Our Legal Heritage

By Reilly, S. A.

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Title: Our Legal Heritage  
Author: Reilly, S. A.
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Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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Reilly, S. A. (n.d.). Our Legal Heritage. Retrieved from http://www.worldlibrary.org/


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Preface This was written to see what laws have been in existence for a long time and therefore have proven their success in maintaining a stable society. It?s purpose is also to see the historical context in which our legal doctrines were derived. It looks at the inception of the common law system, the origin of the jury system, the meaning in context of the Magna Carta provisions, the emergence of attorneys, and the formation of probate law from church origins.

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Table of Contents Chapters: 1. Tort law as the first written law: to 600 2. Oaths and perjury: 600-900 3. Marriage law: 900-1066 4. Martial law: 1066-1100 5. Criminal law and prosecution: 1100-1154 6. Common Law for all freemen: 1154-1215 7. Magna Carta: the first statute: 1215-1272 8. Land law: 1272-1348 9. Legislating the economy: 1348-1399 10. Equity from Chancery Court: 1400-1485 11. Use-trust of land: 1485-1509 12. Wills and testaments of lands and goods: 1509-1558. 13. Consideration and contract Law: 1558-1604 14. Epilogue: from 1604

 

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