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...The erudite judge Jérôme Bignon was born in Paris in 1590 and died there in 1656. The son of a lawyer in Parliament, he was educated in literature and sciences by his father and his tutor Rolland. He was a precocious child: at the age...
...James Kent was the most influential judge and legal writer in the United States between the Revolution and the Civil War. He was born in colonial New York in 1763, the same year that the British Empire gained the Ohio Valley from France...
...Hand, Billings Learned Learned Hand was born on 27 January 1872 in Albany, New York. His father Samuel, along with two uncles, a grandfather, and his cousin Augustus Hand, were lawyers. Hand entered Harvard College in 1889 and took...
...Schroeder, Ludwig Conrad Born in Marburg on 8 October 1724, in the second son of a famous German orientalist, Ludwig Conrad Schroeder read law in his home town. After visits to the universities at Jena, Leipzig, Halle and Göttingen he...
...Vincent, François-André Murder of Jane McCrea, The Stuart, Gilbert Robertson, Archibald Lubin, David Hamilton, Alexander (c. 1755-1804) Burr, Aaron Peter Van Schaack's relevance for the American Enlightenment lay in his encounters...
...A respected Hamilton, Andrew Chew, Samuel Chew, Benjamin Chew, Ann Galloway legal practitioner and jurist, Benjamin Chew's arguments and judicial opinions became models for other lawyers and judges. His knowledge of statutory...
...Friedrich Nathanael Volkmar was born in Petersdorf (Silesia) in 1750 and died in Halle on 15 April 1794. The son of the geographer and professor of Protestant theology Tobias Volkmar (1718–87), he spent his youth in Petersdorf and Breslau...
...Gray, John Chipman John Chipman Gray was born on 14 July 1839 in Brighton, Massachusetts. The half-brother of Horace Gray, who became a US Supreme Court justice, John also received his BA from Harvard in 1859, an LL.B. in 1861, and an MA...
...Verner, David David Verner studied philosophy at Glasgow (MA, 1713) under Gershom Carmichael Carmichael, Gershom before going on to read law. He was one of a new generation of Whig Presbyterians appointed to Marischal College, Aberdeen...
...Wesley N. Hohfeld was born on 8 August 1879 in Oakland, California. He received his BA from the University of California at Berkeley in 1901, winning the gold medal for highest possible grades. Hohfeld then went to Harvard, earning his...