Saturday, October 26, 2013

Litchfield Law School (CT)

The Litchfield Law School [1784-1833] was the second institution in the U.S. to offer a formal curriculum in law.  The Litchfield Historical Society offers a history of the school and a list of over 1,100 students.  Students included Aaron Burr, Levi Woodbury, John Pierce Brace and John C. Calhoun.

The Harvard Law School Library has digitized a fascinating collection of notebooks of students who attended Litchfield.
The Yale Law School Library also offers links to additional resources
"To Learn and Make Respectable Hereafter: The Litchfield Law School in Cultural Context" by Andrew M. Siegel is available from the NYU Law Review.