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John H. Langbein (born 1941) is the Sterling Professor of Law and Legal History at Yale Law School. He is an expert in the fields of trusts and estates, comparative law, and Anglo-American legal history.

Professor Langbein earned his A.B. in Economics from Columbia University in 1964; his LL.B. magna cum laude in 1968 from Harvard Law School; and a second LL.B. in 1969 and a Ph.D. in 1971 from the University of Cambridge. His Cambridge Ph.D. thesis, "The Criminal Process in the Renaissance," was awarded the Yorke Prize. He also received an honorary M.A. degree in 1990 from Yale University. His first appointment was at the University of Chicago, where he taught from 1971 to 1990. After being named Max Pam Professor of American and Foreign Law, he moved to Yale, where he eventually became a Sterling Professor, the highest-ranking appointment at Yale University.

In the field of trusts and estates, Professor Langbein is known for his scholarship advocating greater flexibility in the application of the Wills Act formalities, work which led to the adoption of the "harmless error" standard in the Uniform Probate Code. He has also called attention to the trend whereby human capital has replaced physical capital as the dominant form of wealth transmitted from parent to child. In the fields of comparative law and legal history, he is best known for his critique of the common-law jury and adversarial procedure, which he considers inferior to the Continental alternatives, especially the German system.

Professor Langbein is the author of numerous books and articles. He has focused in particular on the history of criminal procedure, comparing the Anglo-American tradition to that of the European Continent. His article, "The Prosecutorial Origins of Defence Counsel in the Eighteenth Century: The Appearance of Solicitors," was awarded the Sutherland Prize by the American Society for Legal History in 2000. He is also a coauthor of the leading casebook on American pension law, Pension & Employee Benefit Law (4th ed. 2006).

Professor Langbein has long been active in law reform. He has served as an Associate Reporter for the Restatement of Property (Third): Wills and Other Donative Transfers, and is an adviser to the Restatement (Third) of Trusts. He is also a Commissioner of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and has served on the drafting committees for several uniform acts, including the Uniform Prudent Investor Act (1994), for which he was the Reporter.

Professor Langbein is one of the most popular instructors at the Yale Law School and has served as a mentor for many young scholars.

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Total Books: 37
History of The Common Law The Development of Anglo-American Legal Institutions
Pension and Employee Benefit Law 4th 2009 Supplement
2009 - Pension and Employee Benefit Law 4th 2009 Supplement [University Casebook] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781599416946
ISBN-10: 1599416948
Genre: Law
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Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes
2008 - Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781599416328
ISBN-10: 1599416328
Genres: Law, Engineering & Transportation
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Pension and Employee Benefit Law 2008 Supplement
2008 - Pension and Employee Benefit Law 2008 Supplement [University Casebook] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781599414744
ISBN-10: 1599414740
Genres: Law, Engineering & Transportation
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Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes 2008-2009 ed
2008 - Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes 2008-2009 Ed (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781599415048
ISBN-10: 1599415046
Genres: Law, Engineering & Transportation
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Pension and Employee Benefit Statutes Regulations Selected Sections 2008 ed
2007 - Pension and Employee Benefit Statutes Regulations Selected Sections 2008 Ed (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781599414409
ISBN-10: 1599414406
Genre: Law
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Pension and Employee Benefit Law 4th Edition 2007 Supplement
2007 - Pension and Employee Benefit Law 4th Edition 2007 Supplement [University Casebook] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781599414096
ISBN-10: 1599414090
Genre: Law
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Torture and the Law of Proof Europe and England in the Ancien Regime
Pension And Employee Benefit Law
2006 - Pension and Employee Benefit Law [University Casebook] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781599410432
ISBN-10: 1599410435
Genres: Law, Engineering & Transportation
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Langbein And Waggoner's Uniform Trust And Estate Statutes 2005-2006
2006 - Langbein and Waggoner's Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes 2005-2006 [University Casebook] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781587788222
ISBN-10: 1587788225
Genres: Law, Engineering & Transportation
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The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial
2005 - The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial [Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780199287239
ISBN-10: 0199287236
Genres: History, Law
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Pension and Employee Benefit Law 3rd Ed
2005 - Pension and Employee Benefit Law 3rd Ed (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781587788338
ISBN-10: 1587788330
Genre: Business & Money
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Prosecuting Crime In The Renaissance England Germany France
Selected Sections Pension and Employee Benefit Statutes and Regulations 2005 Edition
2004 - Selected Sections Pension and Employee Benefit Statutes and Regulations 2005 Edition [Statutory Supplement] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781587787119
ISBN-10: 1587787113
Genres: Law, Engineering & Transportation
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2004 Supplement to Pension and Employee Benefit Law
2004 - 2004 Supplement to Pension and Employee Benefit Law (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781587786778
ISBN-10: 158778677X
Genres: Law, Engineering & Transportation
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Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes 2004-2005 Edition
2004 - Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes 2004-2005 Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781587786600
ISBN-10: 1587786605
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Pension and Employee Benefit Law 2003
2003 - Pension and Employee Benefit Law 2003 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781587786174
ISBN-10: 1587786176
Genres: Law, Engineering & Transportation
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Selected Sections Pension and Employee Benefit Statutes and Regulations 2003 Ed
2002 - Selected Sections Pension and Employee Benefit Statutes and Regulations 2003 Ed [Supplement] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781587784590
ISBN-10: 1587784599
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Langbein and Waggoner's Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes 2002-2003 ed
Selected Section Pension and Employee Benefit Law
2001 - Selected Section Pension and Employee Benefit Law (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781587783906
ISBN-10: 1587783908
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Pension  Employee Benefit Law
2000 - Pension Employee Benefit Law [University Casebook] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781566628266
ISBN-10: 1566628261
Genres: Law, Engineering & Transportation
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