Bramble Bush The Classic Lectures on the Law and Law School

ISBN-10: 0195368452

ISBN-13: 9780195368451

Edition: 2008

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For over 70 years, prospective and enrolled law students have been assigned to read a text that prepares them what they are about to encounter. That text is The Bramble Bush. This classic answers questions that all students have when starting law school, and virtually takes them inside the classroom like no other text. K.N. Llewellyn offers understanding on the context of law, techniques on how to study the law without losing heart, and how to engage in the material within the classroom. The Bramble Bush is required reading at many top tier law schools and is recommended by many Law School Deans for the insight it provides to new students. An outgrowth of Professor Llewellyn's introductory lectures at Columbia University School of Law, The Bramble Bush continues to be the best introduction to the study of law for both potential and enrolled law students.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 198
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Karl N. Llewellyn (1893 –1962) was one of the major figures in American legal thought and professor of law at Columbia Law School and the University of Chicago Law School. He was a major figure in the deabate over legal realism.

Steve Sheppard is the William Enfield Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. He has written articles in legal history, legal philosophy, international law, and the practice of law. With George Fletcher, he wrote American Law in a Global Context: The Basics. He is the editor of the Aspen Bouvier: A Law Dictionary, The Selected Writings of Sir Edward Coke, The History of Legal Education in the United States, Karl Llewellyn's The Bramble Bush, and several series of law books, as well as contributing introductions to the revived works of John Selden, Sir William Jones, and Francis Leiber, among others. He clerked and practised law in Mississippi and throughout the South and lives with his family in the Ozarks. He completed his doctorate in the science of law at Columbia University and holds other degrees from Columbia, Oxford University, and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Introduction to the Oxford Edition: The Bramble Bush and You
Foreword (1951 Edition)
Preface (1930 Edition)
Acknowledgments (1951 Edition)
Acknowledgments (1930 Edition)
The Bramble Bush
What Law Is About
This Case System: What Lies Behind the Case
This Case System: What to Do with the Cases
This Case System: Precedent
Ships and Shoes and Sealing Wax
And Law School Offers What?
The Other One
Law and Civilization
Beyond Bread and Butter
The Second Year
Before Sunrise
They That Come After
Afterword
Index
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