Reason over Precedents: Origins of American Legal Thought

Hardcover | August 1, 1993

byCraig Evan Klafter

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This legal and intellectual history shows how the education of American lawyers between 1779 and 1829 manifested a unique and distinct process of legal thought into the United States. This new American legal thought, based upon ideas imported from the works of European natural law writers, had a significant impact on the creation of a distinctly American legal system and was, and continues to be, instrumental in shaping American society.

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This legal and intellectual history shows how the education of American lawyers between 1779 and 1829 manifested a unique and distinct process of legal thought into the United States. This new American legal thought, based upon ideas imported from the works of European natural law writers, had a significant impact on the creation of a ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 1993Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313286752

ISBN - 13:9780313286759

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.,."a useful and needed examination in detail of certain aspects of legal institutions in this critical period. Particularly notable is its careful attention to some of the early treatises used by American lawyers. It is most valuable for its description of the histories, curricula, instructors, and students at the proprietary law schools that flourished at that time. Klafter has shed new and valuable light on these important institutions."-Law and History Review