David Hoffman: Life, Letters and Lectures at the University of Maryland 1821-1837
legal education, legal history, David Hoffman (1984-1854)
David Hoffman was a prominent pioneer in the establishment of university-based legal education. He helped to found the University of Maryland Law School in 1816 and was its first professor. His A Course of Legal Study (1817) and Legal Outlines (1829) played a critical role in the development of law school curricula and provided guidance to hundreds of antebellum law students and attorneys.
Legal Education | Legal History, Theory and Process
Bill Sleeman, ed., "David Hoffman: Life, Letters and Lectures at the University of Maryland 1821-1837." Clark, NJ: Lawbook Exchange, 2010.