The Collected Legal Papers

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Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841–1935) is ingrained in American history as one of the country's foremost jurists. Distinguished for his learning, judgment, humor, and eloquence, he served as justice of the United States Supreme Court for four decades. Throughout his career, Holmes forged new concepts of the origin and nature of law. He viewed the law as a social instrument rather than as a set of abstract principles, and his ideas were seminal in the development of modern free-speech legislation. His ...
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Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841–1935) is ingrained in American history as one of the country's foremost jurists. Distinguished for his learning, judgment, humor, and eloquence, he served as justice of the United States Supreme Court for four decades. Throughout his career, Holmes forged new concepts of the origin and nature of law. He viewed the law as a social instrument rather than as a set of abstract principles, and his ideas were seminal in the development of modern free-speech legislation. His retirement in 1932 was a national event, and he remains today one of the most influential members to have ever served on the Supreme Court.
This volume compiles twenty-six of Oliver Wendell Holmes's legal papers and addresses, an important collection of opinions and dissents that touch every field of our national activity and reflect the ongoing development of a democratic society. Included is the famous article "Early English Equity," along with Holmes's essay on "The Path of the Law," which is regarded as the most significant index to his legal work.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486454443
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 4/19/2007
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,427,218
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Early English Equity, 1885
The Law. Speech, 1885
The Professionn of the Law. Part of an Address, 1886
On Receiving the Degree of LL.D. Speech, 1886
The Use of Law Schools. Oration, 1886
Agency, 1891: I and II
Privilege, Malice and Intent, 1894
Learning and Science. Speech, 1895
Executors, 1895
The Bar as a Profession, 1896
Speech at Brown University, 1897
The Path of the Law, 1897
Legal Interpretation, 1899
Law in Science and Science in Law. Address, 1899
Speech at Bar Association Dinner, 1900
Montesquieu, 1900
John Marshall. From the Bench, February 4, 1901
Address at Northwestern University Law School, 1902
Economic Elements, 1904
Maitland, 1907
Holdsworth's English Law, 1909
Law and the Court. Speech, 1913
Introduction to Continental Legal Historical Series, 1913
Ideals and Doubts, 1915
Bracton, 1915
Natural Law, 1918
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