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 retirement in ...
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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: 9781287370796
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 9/4/2013
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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Early English Equity, 1885     1
The Law. Speech, 1885     25
The Profession of the Law. Part of an Address, 1886     29
On Receiving the Degree of LL.D. Speech, 1886     33
The Use of Law Schools. Oration, 1886     35
Agency, 1891
I     49
II     81
Privilege, Malice and Intent, 1894     117
Learning and Science. Speech, 1895     138
Executors, 1895     141
The Bar as a Profession, 1896     153
Speech at Brown University, 1897     164
The Path of the Law, 1897     167
Legal Interpretation, 1899     203
Law in Science and Science in Law. Address, 1899     210
Speech at Bar Association Dinner, 1900     244
Montesquieu, 1900     250
John Marshall. From the Bench, February 4, 1901     266
Address at Northwestern University Law School, 1902     272
Economic Elements, 1904     279
Maitland, 1907     283
Holdsworth's English Law, 1909     285
Law and the Court. Speech, 1913     291
Introduction to Continental Legal Historical Series, 1913     298
Ideals and Doubts, 1915     303
Bracton, 1915     308
Natural Law, 1918     310
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