The Bramble Bush: The Classic Guide to Law and Law Schools by Karl Nickerson LlewellynThe Bramble Bush: The Classic Guide to Law and Law Schools by Karl Nickerson Llewellyn

The Bramble Bush: The Classic Guide to Law and Law Schools

byKarl Nickerson Llewellyn

Paperback | May 1, 2008

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For over 70 years, prospective and enrolled law students have been assigned to read a text that prepares them what they are about to encounter. That text is Bramble Bush.This classic answers questions that all students have when starting law school, and virtually takes them inside the classroom like no other text. It gives factual examples, detailed information, and practical explanations.Bramble Bush is required reading in numerous law schools and is recommended by many Law School Deans. An outgrowth of Professor Llewellyn's introductory lectures at Columbia University School of Law, Bramble Bush continues to be the best introduction to the study of law for both potential andenrolled law students.
Karl Nickerson Llewellyn was born on May 22, 1893 in Seattle, Washington, but grew up in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 16, Llewellyn studied for two years in Germany before entering Yale College in 1911. Later on, he attended Yale Law School, where he served as editor of the Yale Law Journal. In 1920, Llewellyn became a lawyer for ...
Title:The Bramble Bush: The Classic Guide to Law and Law SchoolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part One: The Bramble Bush1. What Law Is About2. This Case System: What Lies Behind the Case3. This Case System: What to Do with the Cases4. This Case System: Precedent5. Ships and Shoes and Sealing Wax6. And Law School Offers What?Part Two: The Other Side7. Law and Civilization8. Beyond Bread and Butter9. The Second Year10. Before SunriseThey That Come AfterAfterwordIndex

Editorial Reviews

"If you have any doubt about your level of skill, interest, or readiness to study the law, purchase and read a copy of The Bramble Bush-The Classic Lectures on the Law and Law School, now updated and published anew in 2008 by Oxford University Press. Law school is a bramble bush. You need to prepare yourself for the reality of its experience. [Llewellyn's] The Bramble Bush offers rich and nuanced answers to questions about what the law is, the case system, the nature of law school, and your legal studies beyond the first year. You will greatly benefit if you let Professor Llewellyn (with Professor Sheppard's essential assistance) take you by the hand for this journey." --Brad Dobeck, President, "Karl Llewellyn was one of the greatest legal minds of the twentieth century, and The Bramble Bush is one of his classics-illuminating and even indispensable reading for each generation of law students and lawyers, and wonderful for general readers as well." -- Cass R. Sunstein, Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor, The University of Chicago Law School .,."one of the greatest works ever written on the nature of law and legal education. In a sometimes sharp, sometime whimsical, always brilliant analysis, Llewellyn offers invaluable insights to anyone contemplating the study of law." -- Geoffrey Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor, The University of Chicago Law School "The Bramble Bush reads to me today as it read to me three decades ago as a law student: fresh, brassy, irreverent, impudent, and brilliant. To suggest that the study of law should focus on how and why judges and officials and lawyers in the real world actuallybehave in our legal system! To suggest that law is not simply an arid matrix of rules and theories and principles! The nerve! In this time in the history of legal education in which law schools are reinventing themselves, we would all do well to read The Bramble Bush again and again." --Rodney A. Smolla, Dean and Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law