Tuesday, December 9, 2008

English Reports [Full Reprint] on CommonLII

The Commonwealth Legal Information Institute (CommonLII) recently announced the digitization of the English Reports, an historical reprint of English case law from 1220-1873. The reports can be found in PDF at http://www.commonlii.org/int/cases/EngR/. CommonLII’s database may be browsed by case name or year; or searched by party name or keyword.

Researchers at Duke have a growing list of options for locating cases from the English Reports. A print set is available on Level 1 at the call number KD270 1220 .E53, and the HeinOnline database added a digitized version of the set in 2007. For more information, consult the library’s recently-updated research guide to English Legal History.