The Making of Modern Law collections


The Making of Modern Law collections deliver primary source documents in digital format to support the needs of law librarians, law faculty, legal historians, practicing attorneys, pre-law and law students, and legal bibliographers. These collections make it possible for any library to support legal research and coursework in nearly every area of Anglo-American law since the 16th century.

These resources provide the content necessary to trace the evolution of historical and contemporary legal study in the U.S., Britain and Europe during periods of monumental change. They also support and complement the traditional study of law by featuring valuable literature from the most influential British and American legal thinkers.

The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800–1926

This unique digital collection covers the watershed period of legal development during the 19th and early 20th centuries and is the world’s most comprehensive full-text collection of Anglo-American legal treatises of the period.

Product Summary
The Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832–1978

The Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832–1978 contains the world's most comprehensive online collection of records and briefs brought before the US's highest court by leading legal practitioners — many who later became judges and associates of the court.

Product Summary
The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600–1926

The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600–1926 describes the courtroom dramas that rocked society in America, the British Empire and the world. This fully searchable digital collection includes unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs and arguments; and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings and arbitrations.

Product Summary

The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620–1926

The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620-1926 contains a virtual goldmine of information for researchers of American legal history — a fully searchable digital archive of the published records of the American colonies, documents published by state constitutional conventions, state codes, city charters, law dictionaries, digests and more.

Product Summary

The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources II, 1763–1970

The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources II, 1763-1970 supports far-reaching research in legal and social history, from the 18th century to the era following World War II.

Product Summary

The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative and International Law, 1600-1926

Essential for the study of international law and history, The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative and International Law, 1600-1926, is an invaluable collection of legal treatises, historical records and works from the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century.

Product Summary

The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970

Legal historians need superseded codes in an easy-to-find online form – and Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970 offers libraries this content. Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970 complements the collection of treatises found in Foreign, Comparative and International Law 1600-1926. Importantly, it provides an interpretive analysis with books on codes, the “primary sources” of law. This archive will operate as the first of two parts, with the second part covering southern Europe, Latin America, and jurisdictions outside Europe.

Product Summary

The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, Part II

The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, Part II is a digital collection of historical legal codes and similar statutory materials, as well as commentaries on codes, drawn from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Latin America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and Asia.

Product Summary