Every state should have a book like this, and the authors and editors deserve a great deal of credit for adding this one to the four existing volumes in the Law, Society and Politics in the Midwest series.”
Elizabeth Brand Monroe, Indiana Magazine of History
Hoosier lawyers will covet this book because it amounts to a mini-encyclopedia that expertly lays out the basic facts and patterns of the state’s legal history. Historians may hope it does even more. If readers come to consider the state and its system of justice as historically constructed
then The History of Indiana’s Law will have performed an immensely valuable service to the state as well as to its historians and lawyers.”
The American Journal of Legal History
About the Author
David J. Bodenhamer is a professor of history and the executive director of The Polis Center at Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis. He is the author or editor of six books, including Fair Trial: Rights of the Accused in American History and The Bill of Rights in Modern America: After 200 Years (with James W. Ely Jr.).
Randall T. Shepard, an Evansville native, has become one of the most respected jurists in the country. Shepard was appointed to the Supreme Court of Indiana in 1985 and was later promoted to chief justice of the court.