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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Available in paperback, clothbound, and ebooks: On Our Law and Its Study. Jeffrey Lehman, Shirelle Phelps. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Basic, unannotated edition of the ebook is shown right. I therefore feel that this book can inform a modern reader and lleweplyn value beyond its intended audience.

Bookstores may stock from their Quid Pro account or from Ingram and other distributors. This is a library-quality clothbound editionand now is the only non-used hardback available of this classic text.

Part of what made busg older text more interesting to me was that the speaker was addressing the topic before it was painted, or tainted by contemporary politics.

Jul 12, Tyler Storm rated it it was amazing. A must for the pre-1L’s. A perfect student’s guide of what to expect in law school Karl N. On the other hand, I found the language rather dense and the book an overall chore to get through.

None of this information is typically or necessarily part of enacted law. And at Apple iTunes and iBooks bookstore. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To suggest that the study of law should focus on how and why judges and officials and lawyers in the real world actually behave in our lpewellyn system!

Nathan Hopkins rated it really liked it Aug 17, Analytical jurisprudence Deontological ethics Interpretivism Legalism Legal moralism Legal positivism Legal realism Libertarian theories of law Natural law Paternalism Utilitarianism Virtue jurisprudence. To ask other readers questions about The Bramble Bushplease sign up.


Llewellyn’s comments on case law and precedence. It is at times motivating and inspiring. Meg rated it it was ok Dec 13, Llewellyn breaks down why we read cases from the brmable or supreme courts, reason for the socratic method, how we should read cases, how busj opinions really are structured, and etc.

Nicholas Quinn rated it it was amazing Jul 20, It began as a collection from a series of introductory lectures given by legal legend Karl Llewellyn to new law students at Columbia University. Books by Karl N.

Karl Llewellyn – Wikipedia

While at Columbia, Llewellyn became one of the major legal scholars of his day. This edition,has been, according to its editors slightly tweaked. Its first edition began as a collection from a series of introductory lectures For over seventy years, there has been one book that law students have read to prepare for what they were about to encounter.

They remain excellent advice for current students to consider and implement in their own journey into the law. If anything, many of the points Llewellyn argued in these lectures were on the dawning horizon then but are in their mid-day fullness now. In its intended purpose, instructions for incoming law students, it may be dated but it seems valuable. Karl Nickerson Llewellyn May 22, — February 13, was a prominent American jurisprudential scholar associated with the school of legal realism.

They argued that law is not a deductive science. Cristina rated it did not like it Jan 19, The premier read for first year law students. Aug 07, Christian rated it it was ok Shelves: As they are lectures from andthe language is at times hard to follow, but notes by the editor have cleared up much of the confusing parts.

Karl Llewellyn

Be prepared to skim through some sections and you can read it rather quickly. 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.


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.

From this point case law provides the rules to direct the process of the case as well as precedence for deciding this type of case. Look for it at Amazon. Renowned as a scholar in many fields, he was a principal author of the Uniform Commercial Code, the nationwide system of commercial law still followed throughout the United States. I wouldn’t consider this book a must-read as many do, but it is definitely informational and an interesting perspective.

The Bramble Bush: The Classic Lectures on the Law and Law School

Every now and then, I read this book. 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 llewfllyn in the first semester. Retrieved from ” https: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Other editions – View all The Bramble Bush: He lkewellyn under Arthur Linton Corbinwhose influence on him was profound. And thanks to our antiquated, conservative profession, not much has changed since the s!

I think that Llewellyn strives to provide a lucid guideline or mechanism to understand and analyse appellate court decisions Sheppard shares similar views as well. Compared with traditional jurisprudenceknown as legal formalismLlewellyn and the legal realists proposed that the facts and outcomes of specific cases comprised the law, rather than logical reasoning from legal rules.