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American Legal Realism

American Legal Realism - 93 edition

American Legal Realism - 93 edition

ISBN13: 9780195071238

ISBN10: 0195071239

American Legal Realism by William W.  Ed. Fisher - ISBN 9780195071238
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 93
Copyright: 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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American Legal Realism by William W.  Ed. Fisher - ISBN 9780195071238

ISBN13: 9780195071238

ISBN10: 0195071239

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 93

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A comprehensive, in-depth discussion of the most influential movement in American legal history, and one which remains more than fifty years later the subject of lively debate, this collection of readings, written largely between 1900 and 1940, includes works from prominent writers on the subject that have never before been generally available. Introduced and edited by noted scholars in the field, the anthology includes such contributors as Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Thayer, Roscoe Pound, John Chipman Gray, Wesley Hohfeld, Karl Llewellyn, Arthur Corbin, Nathan Issacs, Robert Hale, Harold Laski, Max Radin, and others. With concise biographical notes as well as introductions to provide historical context, each selection addresses a different debate involving Legal Realism. Included is a selective bibliography, making the text valuable to a broad range of scholars.

Author Bio

Fisher, William W. III (Ed.) : Harvard University

Horwitz, Morton J. (Ed.) : Harvard University

Reed, Thomas A. (Ed.) :

Thomas A. Reed is an assistant District Attorney, Norfolk County, Massachusetts

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I. Antecedents

The Common Law (1881), Oliver Wendell Holmes
"The Origin and Scope of the American Doctrine of Constitutional Law" (1893), James B. Thayer
The Path of the Law (1897), Oliver Wendell Holmes
Lochner v. New York (1905) (Holmes, J., dissenting)
"Liberty of Contract" (1909), Roscoe Pound
The Nature and Sources of the Law (1909), John Chipman Gray
"Law in Books and Law in Action" (1910), Roscoe Pound
"Some Fundamental Legal Conceptions as Applied in Judicial Reasoning" (1913), Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld

II. The Struggle over the Meaning of "Realism"

"A Realistic Jurisprudence--The Next Step" (1930), Karl N. Llewellyn
"The Call for Realist Jurisprudence" (1931), Roscoe Pound
"Some Realism About Realism--Responding to Dean Pound" (1931), Karl N. Llewellyn

III. Law and the Market

"Offer and Acceptance, and Some of the Resulting Legal Relations" (1917), Arthur L. Corbin
"The Standardizing of Contracts" (1917), Nathan Isaacs
"What Price Contract?--An Essay in Perspective" (1931), Karl N. Llewellyn
"The Reliance Interest in Contract Damages" (1936-1937), L.L. Fuller and William R. Purdue, Jr.

IV. The Critique of the Public/Private Distinction

"Coercion and Distribution in a Supposedly Non-Coercive State" (1923), Robert L. Hale
"Property and Sovereignty" (1927), Morris R. Cohen
"Law Making by Private Groups" (1937), Louis L. Jaffe
M. Witmark & Sons v. Fred Fisher Music Co. (1942) (Frank, J., dissenting)

V. Law and Organizational Society

Vegelahn V. Guntner (1896)
" The Basis of Vicarious Liability" (1917), Harold J. Laski
International News Service v. Associated Press (1918)
"The Historic Background of Corporate Legal Personality" (1926), John Dewey
The Modern Corporation and Private Property (1932), Adolf A. Berle and Gardiner C. Means
The Administrative Process (1938), James M. Landis

VI. Legal Reasoning

The Nature of the Judicial Process (1921), Benjamin M. Cardozo
Pennsylvania Coal Company v. Mahon (1922)
"Logical Method and Law" (1924), John Dewey
The Theory of Judicial Decision: Or How Judges Think" (1925), Max Radin
"A Return to Stare Decisis" (1928), Herman Oliphant
"The Judgement Intuitive: The Function of the 'Hunch' in Judicial Decision" (1929), Joseph C. Hutcheson, Jr.
Law and the Modern Mind (1930), Jerome Frank
"Transcendental Nonsense and the Functional Approach" (1935), Felix S. Cohen
"Remarks on the Theory of Apellate Decision and the Rules or Canons About How Statutes Are to Be Construed" (1950), Karl N. Llewellyn

VII. Law as Social Science

Brief Defendant in Error, Muller v. Oregon (1908), Louis Brandeis and Josephine Goldmark
"Scientific Method and the Law" (1927), Walter W. Cook
The Cheyenne Way (1941), Karl N. Llewellyn and E. Anderson Hoebel
"Law and Learning Theory: A Study in Legal Control" (1943), Underhill Moore and Charles C. Callahan

VIII. Legal Education and Legal Scholarship

Summary of Studies in Legal Education (1929), Herman Oliphant, ed.
"Institute Priests and Yale Observers--A Reply to Dean Goodrich" (1936), Thurman W. Arnold
"Goodbye to Law Reviews" (1936), Fred Rodell