Histories of Courtroom Procedure Especially Judges and Lawyers in Court

Williamjames Hoffer's picture

Quick question from a colleague: I have a student who is interested in the history of courtroom procedure—more the performative aspect than the administrative one (though he is also interested in the “unwritten rules” of the judge-lawyer relationship). I want him to do some readings about the history of courts in the US so he can do some comparisons with the present. Do you have any suggestions for books (or articles) on the topic that would work well for an undergraduate?

 

Thanks,

John Wertheimer

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of History

Davidson College