This early 20th century treatise attempted to arrange jurisprudence, laws and the constitution of the United States in an analytical method to promote the study of U.S. law. The primary classification of legal subjects, the sources and systems of law and the national government are just a few of the topics touched upon by Andrews.
This book is an introduction to U.S. legal terms, institutions, and sources of law, including a discussion of precedent and the defining principle of stare decisis. Many of the concepts covered are tied to the realities of law practice. The text provides practice tips and instruction on how to prepare commonplace legal documents. The information is largely presented in charts, with explanatory interspatial text to provide context, and can be used as a complement to other coursework or on its own as an introduction to the U.S. legal system.
"American legal thought has progressed remarkably quickly from premodernism to modernism and into postmodernism in little over two hundred years, running from the nation's founding through today. This book tells the story of this mercurial journey through jurisprudence by showing the development of legal thought through these three intellectual periods. Feldman's narrative revolves around two broad interrelated themes: jurisprudential foundations and the idea of progress. Comprehensive and accessible, the book draws on significant cases from Supreme Court history to provide a handy one-volume overview for law students, practitioners, and legal scholars."
This is an anthology of great legal writings by such authors as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Catharine MacKinnon and John Dewey. The articles are compiled in separate sections covering the Old Order, the New Order, the Emergence of Eclecticism and Critical Legal Studies.
This turn of the century classic addresses topics such as the status of the married woman, insane persons, and aliens and the nature of corporations. Other topics covered include the jurisdiction of law, the interpretation of law and the application of law.
This treatise is written for lawyers interested in a basic history of American jurisprudence. It provides an introduction to sociological jurisprudence, legal realism, law and economics, and feminist jurisprudence.