Roscoe Pound and Karl Llewellyn: Searching for an American Jurisprudence

Roscoe Pound and Karl Llewellyn: Searching for an American Jurisprudence

by N. E. H. Hull, N. E. Hull
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226360431

ISBN-13: 9780226360430

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


American legal history is traditionally viewed as a series of schools of thought or landmark court decisions, not as the work of individuals. Here, N. E. H. Hull tells the pivotal story of American jurisprudence through two of its most influential shapers: Karl Llewellyn, father of legal realism, poet, and mercurial romantic, and Roscoe Pound, iron-willed…  See more details below

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American legal history is traditionally viewed as a series of schools of thought or landmark court decisions, not as the work of individuals. Here, N. E. H. Hull tells the pivotal story of American jurisprudence through two of its most influential shapers: Karl Llewellyn, father of legal realism, poet, and mercurial romantic, and Roscoe Pound, iron-willed leader of sociological jurisprudence. These theorists adapted the legal profession to the changing needs of twentieth-century America.

Through meticulous archival research, Hull shows how the intellectual battles of the day took place against a network of private and public relationships and demonstrates how Pound's and Llewellyn's ideas of jurisprudence sprang from a kind of intellectual bricolage, the pragmatic assemblage of parts rather than the development of a unified whole, that is peculiarly American. Humorous, engaging, and provocative, Roscoe Pound and Karl Llewellyn uncovers the roots of American jurisprudence in the lives of two of its most compelling figures.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226360430
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
1
Pages:
361
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction: Discourse, Networks, and Bricolage
Prologue: The Crisis of American Jurisprudence
Ch. 1: Pound Discovers Sociology and Leaves the Prairie
Ch. 2: Pound Finds Joy and Heartache at Harvard
Ch. 3: Pound Expounds and Llewellyn Has a New idea
Ch. 4: Llewellyn, Pound, and Their Friends Squabble
Ch. 5: Legal Realism and Other Ideas Are Put to the Test
Ch. 6: Pound Moves to the Right and Llewellyn Applies Himself
Conclusion: The Romantic and the Encylopedist
Appendix: Llewellyn's Lists of Realists
Index

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