The Path of the Law (Little Books of Wisdom)
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Great, short book Chitown Reader I believe this book is transcribed from a speech given by Holmes to a group of lawyers, judges, scholars at HLS. It is Holmes' prediciton for the future of the law and it is extremely prescient. For anyone interested in the law it is a must read, and at about 34 pages a very quick and enjoyable one.. A must read This book is cited in a lot of my case books as well as many other written materials I have seen and read in law school. Holmes is a brilliant judge and this book is interesting and educational. It is a little pricey, being that it is only like 20 or so pages (I can't recall the exact page number but it is very short). The last 5 or 6 pages were blank in itIn short, if you can get it from a library or a friend to read it, do that instead of buying it because it will not take you very long to read and I don't see it being one of the books you HAVE to own. Hope this helps.. Brilliant and still relevant This book is over a hundred years old, but Holmes is one of the greatest legal minds in American history. The book obviously is not for everyone and contains much language and legal terminology anachronistic today. But the clarity of thought and felicity of expression is exceptional. Readers interested in the subject as expressed in the title would do well to read the book over and over. Each pass will reveal new insights and new points of relevance to issues still debated today. Unlike many authors today, especially in the fields of law and public policy, Holmes writes sincerely with indisp
The perfect gift for anyone who ever entered law school, it defines the responsibilities of the legal profession from one of law's greatest practitioners.. The Path of the Law is the single most important essay about law ever written
From the Inside Flap The single most important essay about law ever written. This essay defines the responsibilities of the legal profession from one of law's greatest practitioners.
. (1841-1935) served as chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court and as an associate justice of the U.S. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Supreme Court. He was nick-named the "Great Dissenter" because of his many dissenting opinions. Holmes is also the author of Kent's Commentaries on the Law (1873) and "The Path of the Law" (1897)