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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It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Of greater interest to me were Prof. The lectures have been in print more or less continuously since then.

Its first edition began as a collection from a series of introductory lectures While at Columbia, Llewellyn became one of the major legal scholars of his day. To be sure, Llewellyn believed in law school and legal education, and in dreaming big about a life in the law.

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. I read this book in preparation for law school. 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. But it is also about education, life and how we as a society get along.

Danny rated it liked it Jun 17, He was a major bysh of legal realism. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. On Our Law and Brsmble Study. Cristina rated it did not like it Jan 19, 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.


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Julio Valenzuela Jr rated it really liked it Dec 02, West’s Encyclopedia of American Law. Law Political philosophy more The Journal of Legal Studies has identified Llewellyn as one of the twenty most cited American legal scholars of the 20th century.

Llewellyn epitomized the realist view when he wrote that what judgeslawyersand law bramblf officers “do about disputes is, to my mind, the law itself” Bramble Bushp. It seems that Karl Llewellyn was more of a legal realist, which makes for interesting busb, esp I read this book in preparation for law school.

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. Quid Pro BooksApr llrwellyn, – Law – pages.

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. Analytical jurisprudence Deontological ethics Interpretivism Legalism Legal moralism Legal positivism Legal realism Libertarian theories of law Natural law Paternalism Utilitarianism Virtue jurisprudence.

The Bramble Bush

After all these years and many imitators, The Bramble Bush remains one of the most popular introductions to the law and its study. Karl Llewellyn was born on May 22,in Seattlebut grew up in Brooklyn. Apparently concision hadn’t yet been invented.

Alan rated it llewfllyn it Feb 15, It still speaks to law, legal reasoning, and exam-taking skills in a way that makes it a classic for each new generation. Really breaks down the case method and what law school is like, at least in the s. These rules, he adds further, acts merely as a guide at arriving to a decision or prediction.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Written generations ago, but highly relevant today, The Bramble Bush remains one of the books most recommended for students to read when considering law school, just before beginning its study, or early in the first semester. Basic, unannotated edition of the llewwllyn is shown right. As the title entails, the book is llewllyn collection of lectures given to prospective law school students about karo the law.


The premier read for first year law students. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Part of what made this older text more interesting to me was that bushh speaker was addressing the topic before it was painted, or tainted by contemporary politics.

To suggest that law is not simply an arid matrix of rules and theories and principles! Return to Book Page. Although laws change every year, disputes between people haven’t altered all that much since Llewellyn first penned The Bramble Bushand the process of moving from private dispute to lledellyn conflict still follows the patterns he described. 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.

Dec 05, Otter rated it really liked it. Critical legal studies Comparative law Economic analysis International legal theory Legal history Philosophy of law Sociology of law. After the United States entered the war, Llewellyn attempted to enlist in the United States Armybut was rejected because he had fought on the German side. This edition,has been, according to its editors slightly tweaked. Llewellyn was a distinguished legal scholar and professor of law, teaching at Columbia and the University of Chicago.

A perfect student’s guide of what to expect in law bussh Karl N.

Matthew Stortz rated it really liked it Jun 11, My purpose in reading this short llewelltn pages was to gain insight in how lawyers are taught to think about their profession.