"In his most recent publication, A Common Law for the Age of Statutes, based on the Oliver Wendell Holmes lectures he delivered at Harvard in March of 1977, Professor Calabresi has brought his ample juristic talents to bear on a foundational problem of the legal and democratic process. He has produced a monograph that in its quality, timeliness and provocativeness is likely to stand alongside the seminal works of Ronald Dworkin and Grant Gilmore." --Allan C. Hutchinson and Derek Morgan, 82 Columbia Law Review (1982) 1752.
GUIDO CALABRESI [b. 1932] is Sterling Emeritus Professor of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He was Dean of Yale Law School from 1985-1994 and became a United States Circuit Judge in 1994. He is also the author of The Costs of Accidents (1970), Tragic Choices (1978) and Ideals, Beliefs, Attitudes, and the Law (1985).
Now the influential ideas and judicial theory of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. can be studied and appreciated in this superb paperback addition--the only one in print--of his magnus opus. First published in 1881, "The Common Law" is still indispensable reading for lawyers, political scientists, historians, general readers--anyone interested in the origins, development and continuing evolution of laws that govern human society.
This book is the culmination of a lifetime of analysis of legal thought from one of the legal system’s most important legends. The new digital edition from Quid Pro Books adds a 2015 Foreword by Tulane law professor Steven Alan Childress. It is part of the Legal Legends Series from Quid Pro. Quality ebook formatting includes linked notes, active Contents, active cross-references in text, and proper presentation of text and notes. Other convenient features include fully-linked Index and Table of Cases (using original pagination), so that the reader can easily navigate to the topic or case of interest, and locate references from the original printings. The ebook is carefully proofread and properly presented, unlike many such digital republications today.
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A compelling new addition to the Legal Legends Series.