The Law's Two Bodies: Some Evidential Problems in English Legal History

Overview

The volume examines the informal sources of English Law that lie undiscovered because they are not included in Statutes, law reports, or in current legal teaching. Through his work with primary documents the author shows that this informal source of law is too important to go unnoticed by legal historians and commentators.

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Overview

The volume examines the informal sources of English Law that lie undiscovered because they are not included in Statutes, law reports, or in current legal teaching. Through his work with primary documents the author shows that this informal source of law is too important to go unnoticed by legal historians and commentators.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199245185
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/6/2001
  • Series: Clarendon Law Lectures Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

John Baker is Downing Professor of the Laws of England.

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Table of Contents

I. Case-Law and Statute-Law
II. Legal Fictions
III. Common Usage and Common Learning
Appendices: Some Illustrated Texts
A. Common Practice and Communis Error
B. Fictions in Writs and Pleadings
C. Fictions in Trial: Benefit of Clergy for Laymen
D. Linguistic Fictions
E. Improper Fictions
F. Common Learning
G. Opinions of Counsel
Index

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