Genealogy Projects tagged with law on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Attorneys to Judges - the American Legal System

    'The justice system in the United States is one of the most unique in the world. It consists of two separate levels of courts, state and federal, that can peacefully co-exist under the concept of federalism . The type of court that a case is tried in depends on the law, state or federal, that was allegedly violated. Most of the laws that govern our day-to-day living are state laws; violations o...

  • Members of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet

    The Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet is a private society of Scottish solicitors, dating back to 1594 and part of the College of Justice. Writers to the Signet originally had special privileges in relation to the drawing up of documents which required to be signeted, but these have since disappeared and the Society is now an independent, non-regulatory association of solicitors...

  • Salem Witch Trials (1692)

    Overview and Scope of Project The goal of this project is to discover our ancestors involved in the notorious Salem Witch Trials , validate their family trees and our own connections to them, and create nigh-quality, genealogically-valid mini biographies for their Profiles. About the Salem Witch Trials The Salem Witch Trials were a series of hearings before local magistrates followed by c...

  • Practicing American Attorneys

    This project is for living U.S. attorneys as opposed to deceased/historical/powdered ones.

  • Hanged in Colonial America

    If you know of a profile representing someone hanged in Colonial America , please add to this project. Additional resource links welcome for the "overview." From Wikipedia John Billington is thought to be one of the first men to be hanged in New England. Billington was convicted of murder in September of 1630 after he shot and killed John Newcomen.[6] During the Salem witch trials, most o...

  • Banned Authors

    “The important task of literature is to free man, not to censor him.” — Anaïs Nin Throughout world history, the majority of public, educational, and religious institutions have censored certain books for political, religious, or cultural reasons. This project serves as a place to gather together the writers -- cherished, reviled, or anywhere in-between -- who h...

  • Punished in Colonial America

    I've been running across ancestors who were publicly "punished" in Colonial America, have you? Here's a project to remember what they endured. from Crimes and Punishment in Colonial America In Colonial America the court structure was quite different from Great Britain. The colonial system was a hierarchy of overlapping courts and common law was the law of the land. The common law was gr...

  • Legal Cases that Changed America

    In the United States courts play an important role in defining and interpreting statutes. Following English custom, lower courts are bound to follow the precedents of higher courts, and higher courts are (theoretically) bound to follow their own precedents. Some of the most important turning points in American history and culture have come out of court decisions. This is particularly true in ...

  • Robson Hall Law School

    The University of Manitoba's faculty of law, also known as Robson Hall , is located on the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

  • Schulich School of Law

    The Schulich School of Law is a faculty of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Formerly called Dalhousie Law School , it was established in 1883, making it the oldest university common law school in the British Commonwealth. It is the largest law school in Atlantic Canada and attracts students from all parts of Canada and abroad. The law school is a member of the North America...

  • Peter A. Allard School of Law

    The University of British Columbia Faculty of Law , operating as The Peter A. Allard School of Law , is a faculty at the University of British Columbia and one of the largest English language legal programs in Canada. The school offers a three-year Juris Doctor (JD) program and the graduate degrees of Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Laws Common Law (LLMCL) and doctorate (PhD) degrees. Among oth...

  • Université de Moncton École de droit

    Université de Moncton Faculty of Law (French: Université de Moncton École de droit ) is one of only two law schools in the world offering a common law legal education taught entirely in French, the other being the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.==History==The Faculty was established in 1978 in order to respond to the needs of francophone communities in New Brunswick, a...

  • Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law

    Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law is the graduate school of law of Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.==History==TRU Faculty of Law officially opened to students on September 6, 2011 with a first year class of 75 students and 10 faculty members. The ceremonial opening was attended by several dignitaries, including the Honourable Chief Justice Lance Finch, f...

  • University of Calgary Faculty of Law

    The Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary is a law school in the common law jurisdiction of Calgary, Alberta. Currently, there are 31 full-time faculty and just over 300 students in the JD program, giving the school one of the smallest class sizes of the Canadian law schools.The University of Calgary is consistently ranked among the top 200 law schools in the world (QS World University Ra...

  • University of Alberta Faculty of Law

    The University of Alberta Faculty of Law is the graduate school of law of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Established as an undergraduate faculty in 1912 it is the third oldest law school in Canada, and often considered the oldest law school in Western Canada.The school offers a three-year Juris Doctor (J.D.) program, as well as the graduate degrees of Master of Laws (LL.M.) and ...

  • Université Laval Faculté de droit

    The Faculty of Law at Laval University (French: Université Laval Faculté de droit ), founded in 1852, is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in North America. It hosts more than 1,000 students in its curriculum of first, second and third years, with more than 45 lecturers teaching and supervising research projects in most areas of law. The research activity is particularly ...

  • Queen's University Faculty of Law

    The Queen's University Faculty of Law is a professional faculty of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and is regarded as one of the most prestigious institutions of legal education in Canada. According to the 2013 Maclean's Magazine Law School Rankings, Queen’s is tied for third among law schools in Canada.While the tradition of legal education at Queen's University heralds ...

  • University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

    The University of Ottawa Faculty of Law ( U of O Law , uOttawa Law , or Ottawa Law ) is the law school at the University of Ottawa, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the nation's capital. Established in 1953, the faculty is today divided into civil law and common law sections, the two formally recognized legal traditions in Canada. The faculty is very highly rated and maintains close links wi...

  • University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law

    The University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law is the second oldest university-based common law Faculty in the Commonwealth. It is located in New Brunswick's capital city, Fredericton, and is one of two law schools located in the province, the other being the French language Faculty at l'Université de Moncton.The current Dean of the Faculty is Prof. John R. Williamson. Former Justice of ...

  • University of Saskatchewan College of Law

    The College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan is the university's law school. Located in Saskatoon in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, the College of Law was established in 1912 and is the oldest law school in Western Canada, a distinction it shares with the University of Alberta.Approximately 126 students are admitted to the College of Law each year. In the fall term of 2011/2012,...

  • University of Victoria Faculty of Law

    The University of Victoria Faculty of Law is a law school at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The school grants JD, LLM, and PhD degrees in law.

  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law

    The University of Toronto Faculty of Law ( U of T Law , UToronto Law ) is the law school of the University of Toronto. Originally founded in 1887, the Faculty is one of the oldest law faculties in Canada, although it was not until 1958 that the Faculty was officially recognized as an accredited institution by the Law Society of Upper Canada when the Society relinquished its monopoly on legal ed...

  • University of Windsor Faculty of Law

    The Faculty of Law is a faculty of the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It was opened in 1969, and places particular focus on trans-border legal issues and access to justice.The Faculty of Law is one of seven in Ontario, and has a major teaching and research focus on Social Justice and Transnational Legal issues. It publishes the law journal Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justi...

  • Western Law School

    Western Law School is a public law school located at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1959, its first Dean was former Supreme Court of Canada justice, the Honourable Ivan Cleveland Rand, who saw the school as developing "in the minds of its students the habit of thinking in terms of the dynamic tradition, in the broadest sense, of our law." The Dean of La...

  • McGill University Faculty of Law

    The Faculty of Law is a constituent faculty of McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec. Its graduates obtain both a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.), concurrently, in three to four years, allowing them to practise in both the Canadian, U.S. and UK common law system as well as Quebec's civil law system.=History=The Faculty of Law was officially created in 1848.With the ...

  • Université de Montréal Faculty of Law

    The Faculty of Law at Université de Montréal was officially founded in 1892. It has consistently been in first position in the Canadian civil law schools rankings in Maclean's until 2010. In addition to its civil law degree (LL.B.), the Law School offers a one-year J.D. in common law for Quebec civil law graduates that enables them to take the bar exam in other Canadian provinces ...

  • Justices of the U. S. Supreme Court

    from Wikipedia: Supreme Court of the United States The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the United States. Informally referred to as the High Court or by the acronym SCOTUS, it has ultimate (but largely discretionary) appellate jurisdiction over all state and federal courts, and original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. The Court, which meets in th...

  • Senators of the College of Justice

    Scope of Project This project is a place to gather together profiles of those men and women who have been appointed Senators of the College of Justice in Scotland. Overview The Senators of the College of Justice are judges of the College of Justice, a set of legal institutions involved in the administration of justice in Scotland. There are three types of Senator: Lords of Session (judges...

  • Justices of the High Court of Australia

    Scope of Project This project is identify profiles of those men and women who have been appointed Justices of the High Court of Australia. Overview The following list contains the details of the men and women who have ever been appointed as Justices of the High Court of Australia. The High Court of Australia was formed in 1903 under the Judiciary Act 1903, and under Section 71 of the Aust...