Class Notes Compiled by a Student at Albany Law School in 1878-1879 [Manuscript]. [Albany Law School]. [Class Notes on Equity Jurisprudence and Evidence]. Albany, New York, 1878-1879. 238 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 6-3/4"). Contemporary three-quarter sheep over marbled boards. Worn, spine perished, light rubbing, soiling and faint dampstaining to boards, which are detached, moderate rubbing, chips and tears and light wear to extremities, small ink stationer's stamp to front pastedown, faint dampstaining to pastedowns and endleaves. Text in single neat hand on rectos and versos of ruled sheets parallel to spine with page numbers, side notes and occasional corrections and additions. Light toning to interior, several cracks in text block with portions of text detached or detaching, light foxing, soiling, faint dampstaining and smudges in a few places, a few folded corners. $750. * The oldest independent law school in America in existence today, Albany Law School was founded in 1851. U.S. Supreme Court justices Robert H. Jackson and David Josiah Brewer, numerous New York State Court of Appeals judges and President William McKinley are among its notable alumni; Judge Learned Hand was a faculty member. These class notes from a student there in 1878-1879 cover courses on equity jurisprudence and evidence. Taught by Judge William L. Learned, president of the faculty and possibly a relative of Learned Hand, the course on equity jurisprudence draws on English common law sources such as Blackstone and Bracton, American sources such as Story, and civil law. The class also seems to have concluded with practical advice on trying cases. The course on evidence was taught by Hiram E. Sickels, reporter of the New York state court of appeals.
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