Legends Of Law (Part I)


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Legends Of Law (Part I)

Legends Of Law (Part I)

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About This Collection:

Get weekly letters from famous lawyers, judges, defendants, and lawmakers from throughout the history of American law. 

With the Legends Of Law collection, you'll explore one topic from American legal history each week through a real letter (Yes, snail mail) from one of the involved parties. 

You'll receive letters about a wide variety of topics, from the birth of the Constitution, to the origins of antitrust, to military justice, espionage, and free speech.

Your pen pals will include legendary defense attorneys like Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Darrow, defendants like Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, and a other famous prosecutors, jurists, and trial attendees.

With each letter, you'll also receive "the postscript," an article telling the story of your letter and the events and figures discussed within it.

This six-month collection is an excellent treat for anyone who enjoys legal history & a perfect gift for lawyers, law students, and history buffs of all stripes.

Looking to buy 10+ copies for your firm, class, or law office?  Email groups[at]letterjoy[dot]co for a custom quote.

This Package Includes:

  • Twenty-six letters
  • USPS First-Class Postage for each letter

Letters are mailed approximately once per week.

Topics Covered:

  • The drafting of the Constitution
  • NYT v. Sullivan
  • The Black Sox Scandal
  • Sacco & Vanzetti
  • The Zenger Case
  • Dodge V. Ford
  • Abraham Lincoln’s famous “Almanac Case”
  • Julius & Ethel Rosenberg
  • The Sherman Antitrust Act
  • The murder trial of Leopold & Loeb
  • Aaron Burr's treason trial
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer's security hearing
  • The origins of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)
  • The trial of Wyatt Earp
  • And more.

"Pen Pals" & Featured Figures Include:

  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Clarence Darrow
  • Hellen Keller
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • John Adams
  • Eddie Slovik
  • Charles A. Comiskey
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Douglass MacArthur
  • George W. Wickersham
  • Henry Clay
  • And more.

Please note: Letters, authors, and topics are subject to change.

If you are an existing member of Letterjoy's American History collection, this collection may include letters you've already received.