v. 1. Jurisprudence. The end of law -- v. 2. The nature of law -- v. 3. The scope and subject matter of law. Sources, forms, modes of growth -- v. 4. Application and enforcement of law. Analysis of general juristic conceptions -- v. 5. The system of law.
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“Among books of similar scope, this is the recognized classic. Those who read this book will have the strange privilege of _thinking things together_ in the law from the beginning of world history to the moment Pound sent his writings to the printer.”—_American Bar Association Journal_.
The church in legal history: The idea of universality. The idea of authority. The idea of good faith. The idea of law. By R. Pound.--The function of law in society today: The future of the common law, by D. J. Lyne. Law and civil liberty, by G. Clark. Natural law and positive law, by H. D. Castro. Law and ethics, by J. J. Burns.
Considered one of Pound's ingenious & stimulating critical historical studies; his theme is the succession of different views held by judges & publicists during the past century as to the relation of law to morality.
Roscoe Pound, former dean of Harvard Law School, delivered a series of lectures at the University of Calcutta in 1948. In these lectures, he criticized virtually every modern mode of interpreting the law because he believed the administration of justice had lost its grounding and recourse to enduring ideals. Now published in the U.S. for the first time, Pound's lectures are collected in Liberty Fund's The Ideal Element in Law, Pound's most important contribution to the relationship between law and liberty. (...) The Ideal Element in Law was a radical book for its time and is just as meaningful today as when Pound's lectures were first delivered. Pound's view of the welfare state as a means of expanding government power over the individual speaks to the front-page issues of the new millennium as clearly as it did to America in the mid-twentieth century. Pound argues that the theme of justice grounded in enduring ideals is critical for America. He views American courts as relying on sociological theories, political ends, or other objectives, and in so doing, divorcing the practice of law from the rule of law and the rule of law from the enduring ideal of law itself. Roscoe Pound is universally recognized as one of the most important legal minds of the early twentieth century. Considered by many to be the dean of American jurisprudence, Pound was a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Nebraska and served as dean of Harvard Law School from 1916 to 1936. Please note: This title is available as an ebook for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes. (shrink)