"American Jurisprudence" (often referred to as Am. Jur. 2d) is an
encyclopediaof United States law, published by Thomson West. It was originated by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, which was subsequently acquired by the Thomson Corporation. The series is now in its second edition, launched in 1962. It is a staple of law libraries, and the current edition is over 140 volumes, updated with replacement volumes and annual pocket supplements. The discussion is based on " American Law Reports", and it has extensive research references to other Thomson West publications, including sister publications "Am. Jur. Trials, Am. Jur. Proof of Facts, Am. Jur. Pleading and Practice Forms," and "Am. Jur. Legal Forms." Before Thomson's acquisition of West Publishing, it was a competitor to Corpus Juris Secundum. Am. Jur. is also available on Westlaw.
There is also an American Jurisprudence award given to law school students.
List of sources of law in the United States
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