Saturday, October 30, 2010

South Asian Legal History Resources Online

Just launched by Mitra Sharafi, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, is the website South Asian Legal History Resources. It includes a number of research tools on the history of law in South Asia (and especially its colonial period). Among the posted materials are:

* a research guide to using case law from colonial South Asia (written for non-lawyers)
* a list of abbreviations used in South Asian case law citation
* a list of published primary sources (including legislation, case digests, law reports and law journals)
* a list of titles held in the library of a colonial solicitors' firm in Bombay, c.1911
* a list of titles of articles in seven leading colonial law journals, 1891-1947 (none of these journals is available electronically)
* admission register entries of South Asian law students at the Inns of Court in London, 1863-1947 (including demographic information)