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.
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.
KU School of Law Professor Michael Hoeflich gives readers a history lesson on Magna Carta.
KBA President Gerald L. "Jerry" Green takes the Magna Carta and the importance of the rule of law, and puts its all in perspective.
Explore the Magna Carta of 1215 together with a 1225 Magna Carta and Forest Charter, and much more.
Virtual companion to the 2014-15 exhibition of the same name.