THE BRAmBLE BusH. By K. N. Llewellyn. New York: Oceana Publications,. Pp. $ THAT Karl Llewellyn has for thirty years chosen to be a. Karl Nickerson Llewellyn (May 22, – February 13, ) was a prominent American The Bramble Bush: On Our Law and Its Study (), written. The Bramble Bush has ratings and 13 reviews. Phrodrick said: The Bramble Bush is a collection of lectures given by Karl N. Llewellyn to incoming law.

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Recommended by my law school professors for summer reading. Elizabeth rated it it was ok Jun 13, Cases are still the best tools for exploring the interaction of the law with individual questions, and the essence of what law students must learn to do has persisted. Too much of what passes for public discourse in our day of unlimited data retrieval seems to be informed by our emotional response to pre-packaged incomplete data, designed to create that emotional response.

The notion that the more conservative approach is always the exclusive reading of the legislative documents is in fact a rejection of how law is and has been and is designed to function. This edition,has been, according to its editors slightly tweaked. Steve Sheppard is the William H. Its ebook formats feature active contents, linked notes, and even embedded page numbers from the previous, classic print editions—for continuity of assignment and referencing.

Lists with This Book. Llewellyn introduces students to what the law is, how to read cases, how to prepare for class, and how justice in the real world relates to the law. He was sympathetic to the German cause and traveled to Germany to enlist in the German army, but his refusal to renounce his American citizenship made him ineligible.

Llewellyn epitomized the realist view when he wrote that what judgeslawyersand law enforcement officers “do about disputes is, to my mind, the law itself” Bramble Bushp. It could have been written yesterday, except the vocabulary is too difficult and the thought process too deep for a modern writer. He suggests that law is what the officials do, meanwhile rules are guides that predicts their conduct, by arriving whatever ‘prediction’ that is sought by the lawyers of the parties to the dispute.


Refresh and try again. That there is research to support this opinion saddens me. Exactly what this mean I know not. He does also talk about the 2nd and 3rd year in the 2nd half of the book as well.

Jan 31, Shabbir Hamid rated it it was ok. Quid Pro is llewe,lyn on Facebook! My purpose in reading this short book pages was to gain insight in how lawyers are taught to think about their profession. Although, personally I found it hard to get through because of the language.

Shopping Cart Your Shopping Cart is empty. Enfield Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas. Llewellyn breaks down why we read cases from the appellate or supreme courts, reason for the socratic method, how we should read cases, how cases opinions really are structured, and etc.

Karl Llewellyn – Wikipedia

This is a library-quality clothbound editionand now is the only non-used hardback available of this classic text. Simply put, Macaulay writes, this “is a book that anyone interested in law schools or law should bysh. That book is The Bramble Bush. It seems that Karl Llewellyn was more of a legal realist, which makes for interesting perspectives, especially given the evolving theories of jurisprudence during the time. He deploys various llewellyj methods to scrutinise an appellate decision.

Llewellyn was a revered law professor who taught for most of his career at Columbia Law School and the University of Chicago.

The Bramble Bush

Jeffrey Lehman, Shirelle Phelps. Part of what made this older text more interesting lllewellyn me was that the speaker was addressing the topic before it was painted, or tainted by contemporary politics. May 31, Phrodrick rated it it was amazing.

Want to Read saving…. He does also ta Pretty good book. They argued that law is not a deductive science. One can finish it within 9 days.

You need to prepare yourself for the reality of its experience. Llewellyn introduces students to what the law is, how to read cases, how to prepare for For over seventy years, there has been one book that law students have read to prepare for what they were about to encounter.


Lawyers practicing at appellate courts would bramvle from reading this book. Jul 12, Tyler Storm rated it it was amazing. Nicholas Quinn rated it it was amazing Jul 20, I read this book in preparation for law school. As one brambld the founders of the U. The text adds explanatory notes where appropriate to update legal terms and historical references.

While not necessary, Llewellyn’s eloquent prose shapes the legal field in a way in which allows the reader to engage with what he has to say, and, for myself at least, energizes one to study harder, and really immerse oneself in the legal realm. Open Preview See a Problem? While at Columbia, Llewellyn became one of the major legal scholars of his day. As the title entails, the book is a collection of lectures given to prospective law school students about studying the akrl. The Quid Pro Books edition of the classic work also includes several unobtrusive annotations, to update the reader on legal terms and cultural references made in the original that may not be clear to today’s reader.

Yes it is about law school. He studied under Arthur Linton Corbinwhose influence on him was profound. Gibson, and Trevor M.

Llewellyn’s classic introduction to legal education, The Bramble Bush, has prepared generations of students for the study of law. Very dense in places, and I had to take it in small doses, but it was very informative and answered some questions that I had begun to wonder about, and other questions I didn’t know to ask.

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