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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Anglo-American Legal Traditions Project

O'Quinn Law Library at the University of Houston Law Center
has announced the launch of the Anglo-American Legal
Traditions ( AALT) Project web site. The Law Center has
licensed with the National Archives of the United Kingdom
to "permit the free, non-commercial, public display and use
of images" of court records over almost four centuries
(c.1272 – 1650). To date, 450,000 images have been acquired,
and there are plans to add more images from the Archives,
as well as collections of historical documents from other Anglo-
American court systems.

In addition to the images, guides to paleography and overviews
of English legal history, as well as links to other sites of interest
to legal historians, are included on the AALT web site.