The Common Law

By Oliver Wendell Holmes
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12.88 Hours 01/01/1994 unabridged
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., is considered one of the greatest justices of the United States Supreme Court and profoundly influenced American jurisprudence, especially in the areas of civil liberties and judicial restraint. At the same time, his abilities as a prose stylist earned him a position among the literary elite. In The Common Law, derived from a series of lectures given at the Lowell Institute in Boston, he systematized his early legal doctrines, creating an enduring classic of legal philosophy that continues to be read and consulted today. Beginning with historical forms of liability, it goes on to discuss criminal law, torts, bail, possession and ownership, contracts, successions, and many other aspects of civil and criminal law. This is a lucid, accessible, and continually relevant sourcebook for students and laymen alike.

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Summary

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., is considered one of the greatest justices of the United States Supreme Court and profoundly influenced American jurisprudence, especially in the areas of civil liberties and judicial restraint. At the same time, his abilities as a prose stylist earned him a position among the literary elite.

In The Common Law, derived from a series of lectures given at the Lowell Institute in Boston, he systematized his early legal doctrines, creating an enduring classic of legal philosophy that continues to be read and consulted today. Beginning with historical forms of liability, it goes on to discuss criminal law, torts, bail, possession and ownership, contracts, successions, and many other aspects of civil and criminal law. This is a lucid, accessible, and continually relevant sourcebook for students and laymen alike.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This book is a classic in the sense that its stock of ideas has been absorbed and become a part of common juristic thought…They placed law in a perspective which legal scholarship ever since has merely confirmed.” Felix Frankfurter, New York Times bestselling author of Of Law and Men
“This famous book…resembles a necklace of splendid diamonds…[Holmes’] learning is always gracefully deployed and never degenerates into pedantry…It is amazing that so much could have been amassed by a man of thirty.” New York Review of Books
“A landmark in intellectual history.” Mark DeWolfe Howe

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Author Bio: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841–1935) was an American jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902–1932. He was the oldest justice in the Supreme Court’s history and remains one of the most widely cited justices to this day.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 12.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English