The works of David Hoffman, founder of the Law Institute
at the University of Maryland, have long played an influential role
in the development of American legal education and thought. Several law
review articles have looked at specific aspects of his career, but little
effort has been made to develop a complete picture of David Hoffman's life.
This may stem, in part, from the fact that Hoffman, unlike many of his contemporaries,
kept no journal or letter books (or if he did, they are lost to us now).
The goal of this resource is to use original documents, secondary resources
and biographical material to provide a closer examination of David Hoffman's
life and his science of jurisprudence.