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The Common Law
     

The Common Law

by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., G. Edward White
 

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ISBN-10: 0674034023

ISBN-13: 9780674034020

Pub. Date: 04/15/2009

Publisher: Harvard

Much more than an historical examination of liability, criminal law, torts, bail, possession and ownership, and contracts, The Common Law articulates the ideas and judicial theory of one of the greatest justices of the Supreme Court. G. Edward White reminds us why the book remains essential reading not only for law students but also for anyone interested in

Overview

Much more than an historical examination of liability, criminal law, torts, bail, possession and ownership, and contracts, The Common Law articulates the ideas and judicial theory of one of the greatest justices of the Supreme Court. G. Edward White reminds us why the book remains essential reading not only for law students but also for anyone interested in American history. The text published is, with occasional corrections of typographical errors, identical with that found in the first and all subsequent printings by Little, Brown.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674034020
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Series:
John Harvard Library Series , #108
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,057,404
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents



  • Introduction
    G. Edward White

  • Note on the Text

  • Chronology of Oliver Wendell Holmes’s Life

  • The Common Law
  • Preface

  • Lecture I. Early Forms of Liability

  • Lecture II. The Criminal Law

  • Lecture III. Torts: Trespass and Negligence

  • Lecture V. The Bailee at Common Law

  • Lecture VI. Possession

  • Lecture VII. Contract: I. History

  • Lecture VIII. Contract: II. Elements

  • Lecture IX. Contract: III. Void and Voidable

  • Lecture X. Successions: I. After Death II. Inter Vivos

  • Lecture XI. Successions: II. Inter Vivos
  • Selected Bibliography

  • Glossary of Legal Terms

  • Table of Cases

  • Year Books and Early Cases

  • Index

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