Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

Book of the Month

Cover of Whistleblowing: Law and Practice

Whistleblowing: Law and Practice

Price: £175.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


UK Public Holiday May 2017

Wildy's will be closed on Monday 29th May and will re-open on Tuesday 30th May.

Online book orders received during the time we are closed will be processed as soon as possible once we re-open on Tuesday.

As usual Credit Cards will not be charged until the order is processed and ready to despatch.

Any non-UK eBook orders placed after 5pm on the Friday 26th May will not be processed until Tuesday 30th May. UK eBook orders will be processed as normal.

Hide this message

American Legal Theory

Image not available lge

ISBN13: 9781855211254
ISBN: 1855211254
Published: June 1992
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This collection of articles surveying American legal theory is divided into three main sections: the 20th-century instrumentalist movement including its realist wing; some illustrative applications; and a critique.

Image not available lge
Contents:
Part 1 The 20th century instrumentalist movement including its realist wing: the path of the law, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; force and coercion, John Dewey; logical method and law, John Dewey; the need of a sociological jurisprudence, Roscoe Pound; mechanical jurisprudence, Roscoe Pound; the scope and purpose of sociological jurisprudence, Roscoe Pound; what is the law?, Joseph W. Bingham; a return to stare decisis, Herman Oliphant; a realistic jurisprudence - the next step, Karl N. Llewellyn; the normative, the legal and the law-jobs - the problem of juristic method, Karl N. Llewellyn; the problems of a functional jurisprudence, Felix S. Cohen.
Part 2 Some illustrative applications: the causes of popular dissatisfaction with the administration of justice, R. Pound; the judiciality of minimum-wage legislation, Thomas Reed Powell; an institutional approach to the law of commercial banking, Underhill Moore and Theodore S. Hope Jr.; through title to contract and a bit beyond, Karl N. Llewellyn; Williston on contracts, Walter Wheeler Cook; the logical and legal bases of the conflict of laws, Walter Wheeler Cook.
Part 3 Critique: American legal realism, Lon L. Fuller; legal rules - their function in the process of decision, John Dickinson; some rationalism about realism, Hermann Kantorowicz; pragmatic instrumentalism in 20th century American legal thought - a synthesis and critique of our dominant general theory about law and its use, Robert S. Summers.