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. Using Bramble Bush author Karl Llewellyn as a guide, it strives to make three points. One, Depression-era critics of law school called for.

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On Our Law and Its Study. Apparently concision hadn’t yet been invented. Just gives necessary background on law schools and what one can or may expect when kxrl law school. This classic answers questions that all students have when starting law school, and virtually takes them inside the classroom like no other text.

They argued that law is not a deductive science. After all these years and many imitators, The Bramble Bush remains one of the most popular introductions to the law and its study. Its first edition began as a collection from a series of introductory lectures Notes of the Series Editor Dec 05, Otter rated it really liked it. West’s Encyclopedia of American Law. Click the “like button” to get updates on the latest books and news.

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If you’re going, have ever thought of applying, or know someone who is, you’ll appreciate the dense writing and complex structure.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Review quote “If you have any doubt about your level of skill, interest, brmble readiness to study the law, purchase and read a copy of The Bramble Bush-The Classic Lectures on the Law lleweloyn Law School, now updated and published anew in by Oxford University Press. Really breaks down llewellym case method and what law school is like, at least in the s. In that regard, it succeeded. In a sometimes sharp, sometime whimsical, always lleellyn analysis, Llewellyn offers invaluable insights to anyone contemplating the study of law.


The Basicsalso published by Oxford University Press. He indicates that much of what the courts do, and have always done is not driven by a simple reading of enacted legislation. As guidance for llewelly minded thinkers beyond a law school settlingThe Bramble Bush still has much to tell. Part of what made this older text more interesting to me was that the speaker was addressing the topic before it was painted, or tainted by contemporary politics.

The references used may be made clearer with a different or consistent style of citation and footnoting. Read more Read less. Llewellyn was a revered law professor who taught for most of his career at Columbia Law School and the University of Chicago.

Lleewllyn Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. They remain excellent advice for current students to consider and implement in their own journey into the law. Shopping Cart Your Shopping Cart is empty.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Write a customer review. Of greater interest to me were Prof. Llewellyn’s tone is wandering and philosophical in nature and while that could be frustrating to some, it made the book all the more enjoyable, in my opinion.


You will greatly benefit if you let Professor Llewellyn with Professor Sheppard’s essential assistance take you by the hand for this journey.

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.

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. That book is The Bramble Bush. I wouldn’t consider this book a must-read as many do, but it is definitely informational and an interesting perspective.

In its intended purpose, instructions for incoming law students, it may be dated but it seems valuable. Every now and then, I read this book. Refresh and try again.

The Bramble Bush

Learn more about Amazon Prime. How to Excel on Law School Exams. To suggest that law is not bushh an arid matrix of rules and theories and principles! Karl Nickerson Llewellyn May 22, — February 13, was a prominent American jurisprudential scholar associated with the school of legal realism. Account Options Sign in.

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