Dean of the University of Chicago Law School: 1902-1904
Beale was a prolific legal scholar, frequently contributing to the Harvard Law Review and other legal publications as well as authoring casebooks. He was best known for his work in Conflict of Laws, but perhaps unsurprisingly for a legal mind drawn to such a specialty, he was a top scholar in numerous sub-fields. Beale wrote and edited influential texts in a variety of subjects including: Criminal Law, Taxation, Partnership, Federal and Municipal Corporations, Liability, and Damages. Beale was notable for his advancement of legal formalism, the theory that there is an underlying set of logical principles that legal experts can determine and apply to a set of facts in a legal case.
J.H. Beale Letter to W.R. Harper, Joseph Henry Beale Jr., 1902
Early Law School Exams, Law School Faculty, 1903
The Status of the Child and the Conflict of Laws, Joseph Henry Beale Jr., 1933
Circular of Information, Ernst Freund, 1902
The Place of Professional Education in the Universities, Joseph Henry Beale Jr., 1904