What are the sources of American law?

Los Angeles Superior CourtOne of them, obviously, is English law. But, as these images from the front elevation of a Los Angeles courthouse show, it’s not the only one.

Here are the three individual sources, as represented by those statuesque sentinels, striking awe and humility into the hearts of litigants and their lawyers.

Note the eccentric spelling of bad King John’s non-aggression pact with the bolshy barons of 1215 at Runnymede…

The ICLR is now back at work, with some exciting developments in the pipeline.

Watch this space for further news, and watch out for our stands at the Australian Law Librarians’ Association (ALLA) national conference this week (12-14 September 2012) and the International Bar Association annual conference in Dublin at the end of the month (30 September to 5 October 2012).