Jhering, Rudolph von. Law as a Means to an End. Translated from the German by Isaac Husik with an Editorial Preface by Joseph H. Drake and with Introductions by Henry Lamm and W.M. Geldart. Boston: The Boston Book Company, 1913. lxi, 483 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-23754. ISBN 1-58477-009-0. Cloth. $80. * Originally published as Volume V of the Modern Legal Philosophy Series. Influential landmark of nineteenth century jurisprudence on which the modern concept of social utilitarianism is based. Jhering [1818-1892] advances the idea that law should be used to realize social justice. The Struggle for Law, another Jhering classic, is also available as a reprint published by The Lawbook Exchange.
Jhering, Rudolph von. The Struggle for Law. Translated from the Fifth German Edition by John J. Lalor. Second Edition, with an Introduction by Albert Kocourek. Chicago: Callaghan and Company, 1915. lii, 138 pp. Reprinted 1997 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 97-6826. ISBN 1-886363-25-0. Cloth. $65. * Reprint of the second English edition (1915). First published in German in 1872 as Der Kampf ums Recht, the work attracted wide attention and was reissued in several revised editions and translated into a dozen foreign languages. The author was a renowned scholar of Roman law who wrote in a lively style. One legal historian called him "the Mark Twain of German jurisprudence." In this essay he discusses what the law is and how the law changes. It is a classic in the perennial struggle to make the law a means for achieving social change.
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