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Billings, Warren M.


Statute Law in Colonial Virginia
Governors, Assemblymen, and the Revisals That Forged the Old Dominion Warren M. Billings

Between 1632 and 1748, Virginia’s General Assembly revised the colony’s statutes seven times. These revisals provide an invaluable opportunity to gauge how governors, councilors, and burgesses created a hybrid body of colonial statute law that would become the longest strand in the American legal... More


"Esteemed Bookes of Lawe" and the Legal Culture of Early Virginia
Edited by Warren M. Billings and Brent Tarter.

Virginia men of law constituted one of the first learned professions in colonial America, and Virginia legal culture had an important and lasting impact on American political institutions and jurisprudence. Exploring the book collections of these Virginians therefore offers insight into the history... More