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Robert  Palmer

Robert C. Palmer

Professor of Law

B.A. Oregon; M.A., Ph.D., Iowa

Cullen Prof. of Hist. & Law. B. 1947., B.A. 1970, Oregon; M.A., 1971; Ph.D., 1977, Iowa. Mellon Fellow, Grad. Cntr., CUNY, 1977-1978; Killam Fellow, Edmonton, Alberta, 1978-79; Jr. Fellow, MI Soc. Of Fellows, Michigan, 1979-82; Ass’t Prof. and Lect., 1982-83; Ass’t Prof., Wm & Mary, 1983-85; Assoc. Prof., 1985-87; Prof. Houston, 1987-2018; Prof. Emeritus, since 1988. Administrator of the Anglo-American Legal Tradition website (AALT) and the Wiki for the AALT (WAALT), 2007, 2010, to present. Subjects: American Legal History; English Legal History; Historical Background of the Bill of Rights; Legal History (S); Property; Trusts & Wills. The County Courts of Medieval England, 1150-1350, 1982; The Whilton Dispute, 1264-1380, 1984; Community and Liberty: Constitution and Rights in the Early American Republic, 1987; English Law in the Age of the Black Death, 1348-1381, 1993; Selling the Church: the English Parish in Law, Commerce, and Religion, 1350-1550. Member: Selden Soc.; Am. Soc. For Legal Hist.; American Historical Assn. Honorary Fellow of the Am. Soc. For Legal Hist.

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