The Bramble Bush: On Our Law and Its Study

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Quid Pro Books, Apr 24, 2012 - Law - 200 pages
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Written generations ago, but highly relevant today, The Bramble Bush remains one of the books most recommended for students to read when considering law school, just before beginning its study, or early in the first semester. Its first edition began as a collection from a series of introductory lectures given by legal legend Karl Llewellyn to new law students at Columbia University. It still speaks to law, legal reasoning, and exam-taking skills in a way that makes it a classic for each new generation. 

The Quid Pro Legal Legends Edition includes an extensive, practical, and modern Introduction by Stewart Macaulay, a senior law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Macaulay updates the current reader on the book's continued relevance and application, offers a practical perspective to new law students, and places the original edition in its historical context. Simply put, Macaulay writes, this "is a book that anyone interested in law schools or law should read."

The Quid Pro Books edition of the classic work also includes several unobtrusive annotations, to update the reader on legal terms and cultural references made in the original that may not be clear to today's reader. Moreover, this is a carefully proofread and presented edition, lacking the errors and scanning mistakes of other presses' editions in print. It is also available in paperback and clothbound formats from Quid Pro, including the annotations and new Introduction by Prof. Macaulay.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION 2012
Notes of the Series Editor 2012
FOREWORD
WHAT TO DO WITH
LAW AND CIVILIZATION 107
BEYOND BREAD AND BUTTER 119
THE SECOND YEAR 130
BEFORE SUNRISE 141
THEY THAT COME AFTER 152
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Karl N. Llewellyn (1893-1962) was a distinguished legal scholar and professor of law, teaching at Columbia and the University of Chicago. He was a  leading figure in the school of Legal Realism, and the author of acclaimed books on law study, commercial law, jurisprudence, and legal anthropology.

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