Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center





Case Western Reserve University School of Law
2008 Jessup International Moot Court World Championship Team.

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The International Law Faculty



Kenneth F. Ledford
Associate Professor of History and Law
Phone: 216/368-3318
Email: kxl15@case.edu

Associate Professor of History and Law; BA 1975, JD 1978 (North Carolina), MA 1984, PhD 1989 (Johns Hopkins)
Kenneth Ledford has a joint appointment with the School of Law and the Department of History in the university's College of Arts and Sciences. A leading scholar on the history of the German legal professions, he teaches European Legal History, European Legal Professions, and European Union Law. He has spent time in Germany as a Fulbright senior research Fellow and as John W. Kluge Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. He is Editor of Central European History and serves on the Board of Editors of the Law and History Review. In 2010, he co-chaired the Program Committee for the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History.


Publications:

Book Review (Diemut Majer, “Non-Germans” Under the Third Reich: The Nazi Judicial and Administrative System in Germany and Occupied Eastern Europe, with Special Regard to Occupied Poland, 1939-1945,” trans. by Peter Thomas Hill, Edward Vance Humphrey, and Brian Levin, published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) (Johns Hopkins, 2003), 39 Central European History ___ (forthcoming 2006)

Book Review (James Q. Whitman, Harsh Justice: Criminal Punishment and the Widening Divide Between America and Europe) (Oxford, 2003), 8 Buffalo Criminal Law Review 731 (2005)

Book Review (Andreas Fahrmeir, Citizens and Aliens: Foreigners and the Law in Britain and the German States 1789-1870), 37 Central European History 293 (2004)

Book Review (Angelika Ebbinghaus and Klaus Dörner, eds., Vernichten und Heilen. Der Nürnberger Ärzteprozeß und seine Folgen (Aufbau-Verlag, 2001)), 37 Central European History 489 (2004)

Book Review (Benjamin C. Hett, Death in the Tiergarten: Murder and Criminal Justice in the Kaiser’s Berlin (Harvard, 2004)), 37 Central European History 618 (2004)

“Formalizing the Rule of Law in Prussia: The Supreme Administrative Law Court, 1876-1914,” 37 Central European History 203 (2004)

Book Review (Michael Stolleis, Geschichte des öffentlichen Rechts in Deutschland. Dritter Band, 1914-1945), 36 Central European History 618 (2003)

Book Review (Peter C. Caldwell and William E. Scheuerman, From Liberal Democracy to Fascism: Legal and Political Thought in the Weimar Republic (Humanities Press, Inc., 2000)), H-German (November 2003) (http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=81921070568363)
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=81921070568363

“Comparing Comparisons: Disciplines and the Sonderweg,” 36 Central European History 367 (2003)

Book Review (Hartwin Spenkuch, Das Preußische Herrenhaus: Adel und Bürgertum in der Ersten Kammer des Landtages, 1854-1918), 35 Central European History 131 (2002)

“Codification and Normativity: Catalan ‘Exception’ and European ‘Norm’,” 20 Law and History Review 385 (2002)

Book Review (Eva Douma, Deutsche Anwälte Zwischen Demokratie und Diktatur), 34 Central European History 141 (2001)

Book Review (Richard Pipes, Property and Freedom and Hannes Siegrist and David Sugarman, eds., Eigentum im Internationalen Vergleich, 18-20 Jahrhundert), 73 Journal of Modern History 147 (2001)

Book Review (Herman Butzer, Diäten und Freifahrt im Deutschen Reichstag. Der Weg zum Entschädigungsgesetz von 1906 und die Nachwirkung dieser Regelung bis in die Zeit des Grundgesetzes), 22 Bulletin of the German Historical Institute London 57 (2000)

Book Review (Peter C. Caldwell, Popular Sovereignty and the Crisis of German Constitutional Law: The Theory and Practice of Weimar Constitutionalism), 33 Central European History 143 (2000)

“German Lawyers and the State in the Weimar Republic,” 13 Law and History Review 317 (1995). Reprinted in F. C. DeCoste and Bernard Schwartz, eds., The Holocaust’s Ghost: Writings on Art, Politics, Law and Education, 431 (University of Alberta Press, 2000)

“Judicial Independence and Political Representation: Prussian Judges as Parliamentary Deputies, 1849-1913,” 25 Law and Social Inquiry 1049 (2000)

Book Review (Michael Stolleis, The Law Under the Swastika: Studies on Legal History in Nazi Germany), 32 Central European History 356 (1999)

Book Review (Barbara Strenge, Juden im Preußischen Justizdienst 1812-1918. Der Zugang zu den juristischen Berufen als Indikator der Gesellschaftlichen Emanzipation), 31 Central European History 263 (1998)

Book Review (Bernhard Diestelkamp, et al., eds., Zwischen Kontinuität und Fremdbestimmung. Zum Ein. uß der Besatzungsmächte auf die deutsche und japanische Rechtsordnung 1945 bis 1950 and Dieter Waibel, Von der wohlwollenden Despotie zur Herrschaft des Rechts. Ent-wicklungsstufen der amerikanischen Besatzung Deutschlands 1944-1949), 46 American Journal of Comparative Law 225 (1998)

Book Review (Richard J. Evans, Rituals of Retribution: Capital Punishment in Germany 1600-1987), H-German. Electronic journal online. AH-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences (February 6, 1998)

“Identity, Difference, and Enlightenment Heritage(s): Comment on ‘The Right to Be Punished’,” 16 Law and History Review 147 (1998)

“Judicial System of Imperial and Weimar Germany; Legal Profession (1871-1990),” in Modern Germany: An Encyclopedia of History, People, and Culture, 1871-1990, eds. Dieter K. Buse and Juergen C. Doerr (Garland, 1998) Book Review (David F. Lindenfeld, The Practical Imagination: The German Sciences of State in the Nineteenth Century), 103 American Journal of Sociology 1735 (1998)

“Lawyers and the Limits of Liberalism: The German Bar in the Weimar Republic,” in Lawyers and the Rise of Western Political Liberalism, 229, eds. Terence Halliday and Lucien Karpik (Oxford University Press, 1998)

Book Review (Charles McClelland, Stephan Merl, and Hannes Siegrist, eds., Professionen im Modernen Osteuropa/Professions in Modern Eastern Europe), 102 American Historical Review 1525 (1997)

Book Review (Eric A. Johnson, Urbanization and Crime: Germany 1871-1914), 60 The Historian 172 (1997)

Book Review (Hannes Siegrist, Advokat, Bürger und Staat: Sozialgeschichte der Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland, Italien und der Schweiz (18.-20. Jahrhundert)), 1997 Traverse. Zeitschrift für Geschichte/Revue d’ Histoire 147

Book Review (David P. Currie, The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany), 46 Journal of Legal Education 304 (1996)

Book Review (Hermann Beck, The Origins of the Authoritarian Welfare State in Prussia: Conservatives, Bureaucracy, and the Social Question, 1815-70), 19 German Studies Review 342 (1996)

From General Estate to Special Interest: German Lawyers 1878-1933, (Cambridge University Press, 1996)