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C.J. - Corpus Juris (USA)

Related Citation: Am. Jur.


Also known as Corp. Jur.

Digest of American law presented in a multi-volume set.

Name taken directly from the original digest of Roman law put together by Justinian in 533 with the same name.

First edition, 1914 (pictured).

Original statement of scope:

"A complete statement and systematic statement of the whole body of the law as embodied and developed by all reported decisions."

Editors were Messrs. William Mack and William Benjamin Hale.

Publisher was The American Law Book Co. of New York.

Succeeded the popular Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure (also edited by William Mack).

In 1936, the shelf life of Corpus Juris was ending and and the publication was itself succeeded by the second edition to which the publishers gave the name Corpus Juris Secondum - C.J.S.

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