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Magna Carta

Source: "Perspective View of the Blockade of Boston Harbor,” by Christian Remnick, 1768. Massachusetts Historical Society.


On June 15, Magna Carta turns 800. This documents is the framework for the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. Throughout the week of June 15, a delegation of 600-800 attorneys will be in London to participate in commemorative meetings and events highlighting the document that helped establish the modern judicial system.


March 2015 Law Wise, Issue No. 5

This issue is devoted to Magna Carta, which has long been recognized by legal scholars as one of the founding documents of modern democracy and constitutional government.


Happy 800th Birthday, Magna Carta

KU School of Law Professor Michael Hoeflich gives readers a history lesson on Magna Carta.


Magna Carta and the Rule of Law

KBA President Gerald L. "Jerry" Green takes the Magna Carta and the importance of the rule of law, and puts its all in perspective.


Additional Resources

British Library Treasures: Magna Carta

Explore the Magna Carta of 1215 together with a 1225 Magna Carta and Forest Charter, and much more.


Magna Carta: Icon of Liberty


Library of Congress: Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor

Virtual companion to the 2014-15 exhibition of the same name.


Law Day 2015