The Nature and Sources of the Law

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Overview

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781290571166
  • Publisher: HardPress Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Pages: 378
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

John Chipman Gray (1839-1915) was a noted lawyer and legal scholar of the progressive era, a long-time Harvard professor, and a founder of Ropes & Gray.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the new edition
Introduction
Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Pt. I The Nature of the Law
Ch. I Legal Rights and Duties 6
Ch. II Legal Persons 19
Ch. III The State 42
Ch. IV The Law 54
Ch. V The Courts 72
Ch. VI Law of Nations 81
Ch. VII Jurisprudence 86
Pt. II Sources of the Law
Ch. VIII Statutes 101
Ch. IX Judicial Precedents 132
Ch. X Judicial Precedents in the United States 160
Ch. XI Opinions of Experts 173
Ch. XII Custom 188
Ch. XIII Morality and Equity 201
App. I Pii Usus in the Later Roman Empire 209
App. II Hereditas Jacens 213
App. III Reception of the Roman Law 217
App. IV Autonomy 221
App. V Desuetude of Statutes in the United States 224
Table of Cases Cited 229
Table of Authors Commented on or Quoted 233
Index 235
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