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Joseph Story (1779-1845) was one of the greatest and most influential American lawyers of all time. Both as a Supreme Court Justice and as a professor at Harvard Law School, his work and thought were, and still are, of great importance. Today’s private international law would look different without him, both in the United States and in the rest of the world. At the same time, his approach to the field cannot be properly understood unless placed within his broader work on law, and the specific American background against which it was developed.
Ralf Michaels, Joseph Story, in Elgar Encyclopedia of Private International Law (Jürgen Basedow et al. eds., forthcoming)
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Joseph Story, Lawyers—Biography, Judges, Conflict of laws