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The Common Law

ISBN13: 9780674034020
Published: April 2009
Publisher: Belknap Press
Country of Publication: United States
Format: Paperback
Price: £13.95

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Much more than an historical examination of liability, criminal law, torts, bail, possession and ownership, and contracts, The Common Law articulates the ideas and judicial theory of one of the greatest justices of the US Supreme Court.

G. Edward White, writing the introduction, reminds us why the book remains essential reading not only for law students but also for anyone interested in American history. The text published is, with occasional corrections of typographical errors, identical with that found in the first and all subsequent printings by Little, Brown.

Legal History
Introduction [G. Edward White]
Note on the Text
Chronology of Oliver Wendell Holmes’s Life
The Common Law

Lecture I. Early Forms of Liability
Lecture II. The Criminal Law
Lecture III. Torts: Trespass and Negligence
Lecture V. The Bailee at Common Law
Lecture VI. Possession
Lecture VII. Contract: I. History
Lecture VIII. Contract: II. Elements
Lecture IX. Contract: III. Void and Voidable
Lecture X. Successions: I. After Death II. Inter Vivos
Lecture XI. Successions: II. Inter Vivos

Selected Bibliography
Glossary of Legal Terms
Table of Cases
Year Books and Early Cases