Pierson v. Post, The Hunt for the Fox: Law and Professionalization in American Legal Culture

Pierson v. Post, The Hunt for the Fox: Law and Professionalization in American Legal Culture

by Angela Fernandez

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107039285
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/27/2018
Series: Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Angela Fernandez is a legal historian at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, where she is also a member of the Department of History. She has published numerous articles and is co-editor of Law Books in Action: Essays on the Anglo-American Legal Treatise (2012).

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Literary History of Pierson: 1. Solemn foolery; 2. Rabelaisian play; Part II. The Social History of Pierson: 3. Local justice; 4. Lawyerization; 5. The legal fictions needed for a state of nature debate; Part III. The Intellectual History of Pierson: 6. The reporter; 7. Mandarization; Conclusion.

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