History discloses that the colonial bar supplied a disproportionately large number of eminent statesmen who shaped America's severance from British rule. Following independence, the influence of the eighteenth century lawyer did not fade, but continued into the period of nation-building. The author examines the legal profession during this germinal stage of American history, creating a composite of the careers of these attorneys through excerpts of their letters and biographies.
Jay F. Alexander,
Legal Careers in Eighteenth Century America,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol23/iss3/7