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The Ages Of American Law

Author : Grant Gilmore
ISBN : 9780300211047
Genre : Law
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Following its publication in 1974, Grant Gilmore's compact portrait of the development of American law from the eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century became a classic. In this new edition, the portrait is brought up to date with a new chapter by Philip Bobbitt that surveys the trajectory of American law since the original publication. Bobbitt also provides a Foreword on Gilmore and the celebrated lectures that inspired The Ages of American Law. "Sharp, opinionated, and as pungent as cheddar."—New Republic "This book has the engaging qualities of good table talk among a group of sophisticated and educated friends—given body by broad learning and a keen imagination and spiced with wit."—Willard Hurst
Category: Law

Patterns Of American Jurisprudence

Author : Neil Duxbury
ISBN : 9780191018763
Genre : Law
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This unique study offers a comprehensive analysis of American jurisprudence from its emergence in the later stages of the nineteenth century through to the present day. The author argues that it is a mistake to view American jurisprudence as a collection of movements and schools which have emerged in opposition to each other. By offering a highly original analysis of legal formalism, legal realism, policy science, process jurisprudence, law and economics, and critical legal studies, he demonstrates that American jurisprudence has evolved as a collection of themes which reflect broader American intellectual and cultural concerns.
Category: Law

Constitutional Fate

Author : Philip Bobbitt
ISBN : 9780199878581
Genre : Political Science
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Here, Philip Bobbitt studies the basis for the legitimacy of judicial review by examining six types of constitutional argument--historical, textual, structural, prudential doctrinal, and ethical--through the unusual method of contrasting sketches of prominent legal figures responding to the constitutional crises of their day.
Category: Political Science

Yale Law Journal Volume 123 Number 7 May 2014

Author : Yale Law Journal
ISBN : 9781610278638
Genre : Law
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The May 2014 issue of The Yale Law Journal features new articles and essays on law and legal theory by internationally recognized scholars. Contents include: • Article, "Illegitimate Borders: Jus Sanguinis Citizenship and the Legal Construction of Family, Race, and Nation," by Kristin Collins • Article, "Legitimacy and Federal Criminal Enforcement Power," by Lauren M. Ouziel • Feature, "The Age of Consent," by Philip C. Bobbitt • Review, "Judging Justice on Appeal," by Marin K. Levy • Note, "The Growth of Litigation Finance in DOJ Whistleblower Suits: Implications and Recommendations," by Mathew Andrews • Note, "Reducing Inequality on the Cheap: When Legal Rule Design Should Incorporate Equity as Well as Efficiency," by Zachary Liscow • Note, "Domestic Violence Asylum After Matter of L-R-," by Jessica Marsden • Comment, "Beating Blackwater: Using Domestic Legislation to Enforce the International Code of Conduct for Private Military Companies," by Reema Shah This quality ebook edition features linked notes, active Contents, active URLs in notes, and proper Bluebook formatting. This May 2014 issue is Volume 123, Number 7.
Category: Law

Legal Methods

Author : Peter L. Strauss
ISBN : 1609301994
Genre : Law
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How should students begin their legal education? Professor Peter Strauss's innovative materials build on a Columbia Law School commitment reaching back to Karl Llewellyn's Bramble Bush--that legal education should start with orientation to the materials lawyers use and the institutions they deal with. Like its predecessors, the third edition builds both case analysis and statutory interpretation skills, with an increasing emphasis on the latter. After a general introduction, four chapters deal with three historical stages in American legal development Karl Llewellyn and Grant Gilmore had identified--"Discovery" at the nation's beginnings; "Faith" as judges turned formalist in the late Nineteenth Century; "Anxiety" as progressive legislation challenged judges and legal realism emerged --and "Modern Times," the current day. Each chapter presents both case and statutory materials--simple at first and gradually becoming more complex, with statutes increasingly dominating. The first three of these chapters, "Discovery," "Faith," and "Anxiety," follow the development of product liability law, wholly a common law matter, and workplace injury law, which begins in the courts and is displaced by statutes. The distribution of authority between federal and state courts, that begins with Swift v. Tyson and ends with Erie RR v. Thomson, is a secondary theme. That displacement is signaled, for teaching purposes, by the Railroad Safety Appliances Act of 1893. Innovative teaching materials reflect the realities of law practice by engaging the students with practical problems the railroads were required to solve, legislative materials they would have been attentive to, and Interstate Commerce Commission reports on the negotiated implementation of the Act, hours before they encounter the first judicial dealings with its interpretation. That they will quickly reach an understanding of the statute that initially eludes the judges is, in itself, an important lesson. "Modern Times," brings product liability developments through the ALI's Third Restatement of Torts. On the statutory side, a unit on litigation fee reimbursement, structured along the same lines as the Railway Safety Appliances Act materials, engages students in contemporary congressional materials and lawyers' briefs, in the courts' increasing struggles over interpretive technique, and in the difficulties of contemporary legislative-judicial "conversation. The interpretive debate is then revisited in extensive passages from the writings of Judge Stephen Breyer, purposivist, and John Manning, textualist, supplemented by many shorter excerpts from the literature. The chapter ends by setting three interpretive problems for students to resolve for themselves before turning the page to discover how the Supreme Court very recently resolved them. In proceeding from the early 19th Century to the greater complexities of the current day, then, the casebook explores the sources, forms, and development of law, the analysis and synthesis of judicial precedents, the interpretation of statutes, the coordination of judge-made and statute law, and the uses of legal reasoning. Understanding that today's lawyer must often deal with transactions governed by the civil law, the dominant legal system in much of the rest of the world, the casebook attempts briefly to expose the student to its development as well. With this casebook, a student will have acquired skills essential to work in other law school classes, an appreciation for the changing styles of legal analysis that American jurists have brought to their work over time, and an awareness of current disputes about the modern role of judges, particularly in relation to the work of legislatures.
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The Conscience Of A Lawyer

Author : David Mellinkoff
ISBN : 0314284028
Genre : Defense (Criminal procedure)
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Author : Richard Hyland
ISBN : 9780195343366
Genre : Law
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Gifts: A Study in Comparative Law is the first broad-based study of the law governing the giving and revocation of gifts ever attempted. Gift-giving is everywhere governed by social and customary norms before it encounters the law and the giving of gifts takes place largely outside of the marketplace. As a result of these two characteristics, the law of gifts provides an optimal lens through which to examine how different legal systems engage with social practice. The law of gifts is well-developed both in the civil and the common laws. Richard Hyland's study provides an excellent view of the ways in which different civil and common law jurisdictions confront common issues. The legal systems discussed include principally, in the common law, those of Great Britain, the United States, and India, and, in the civil law, the private law systems of Belgium and France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Professor Hyland also serves a critique of the dominant method in the field, which is a form of functionalism based on what is called the praesumptio similitudinis, namely the axiom that, once legal doctrine is stripped away, developed legal systems tend to reach similar practical results. His study demonstrates, to the contrary, that legal systems actually differ, not only in their approach and conceptual structure, but just as much in the results.
Category: Law

Why Nudge

Author : Cass R. Sunstein
ISBN : 9780300197860
Genre : Business & Economics
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The best-selling author of Simpler offers an argument for protecting people from their own mistakes.
Category: Business & Economics


Author : Cass R. Sunstein
ISBN : 9781476726601
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Draws on behavioral psychology and economics to trace U.S. policy changes that reflect smarter and simpler government practices while preserving freedom of choice in areas ranging from mortgages and student loans to food labeling and health care.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Charles Lund Black
ISBN : 0300079508
Genre : Law
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A guide to presidential impeachment outlines the process, defines the phrase "high Crimes and Misdemeanors," explains the relationship between crimes and impeachable offenses, and lists the most relevant Constitutional provisions
Category: Law