Legal Knowledge Podcast Bonus Content - S1E1
In this school are taught the Law [of] Nature and Nations, the Science of Government, Constitutional Law, the Common and Statute Law, Equity and Maritime and Commercial Law.
The school is divided into two classes. The text-books studied by the junior class, are Vattel's Law of Nature and Nations, the Federalist, the Virginia Report of '99, and Blackstone's Commentaries. Those studied by the senior, are Coke upon Littleton, (Thomas's edition,) Stephen on Pleading, Starkie on Evidence, (the first vol.) Toller on Executors, Chitty on Contracts, Bayley on Bills, Fonblanque's Equity and Mitford's Pleadings; to which it is proposed to add a treatise on Commercial and Maritime Law.
On these books, prelections are delivered by the Professor, in which it is his object to supply what is deficient and explain what is obscure in the text, to refer in connection with it to the leading cases and authorities, American and English, illustrative of the topic under consideration, and generally, to offer such comments as he deems necessary to its thorough understanding. In these prelections, the statute law of Virginia and the United Stats, and its effects on the pre-existing law, are particularly explained. Each prelection is preceded by an examination on the last together with its text.