The Bouvier Law DictionarySteve Sheppard, General Editor
A University of Arkansas law professor has created an indispensible tool for legal practitioners and students. Steve Sheppard, the William H. Enfield Professor of Law, edited The Bouvier Law Dictionary, which is based on the first major dictionary of American law.
“John Bouvier wrote the dictionary read and used by John Marshall, Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln,” said Sheppard. “The great lawyers of American history loved this book because it was thorough, clear and authoritative. I was very proud that Wolters Kluwer asked me to rewrite this great American classic.”
This iteration of Bouvier has been completely rewritten. What differentiates it from other law dictionaries is not only the number of terms it defines, but also the extensive, useful context it provides for each term. The dictionary adds to its accessibility through its contemporary writing style and its availability in print, in digital format and as a mobile application.
“Given its accuracy and usefulness, and the obvious care and hard work that professor Sheppard put into it, Bouvier is poised to retake its place as the go-to law dictionary,” said Stacy L. Leeds, dean of the School of Law.