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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Llewellyn introduces students to what the law is, how to read cases, how to prepare for For over seventy years, there has been bra,ble book that law students have read to prepare for what they were about to encounter. He was a major proponent of legal realism. On the other hand, I found the language rather dense and the book an overall chore to get through. As guidance for serious minded thinkers beyond a llewellny school settlingThe Bramble Bush still has much to tell. Apparently concision hadn’t yet been invented.

Critical legal studies Comparative law Economic analysis International legal theory Legal history Philosophy of law Sociology of law. This is a library-quality clothbound editionand now is the only non-used hardback available of this classic text.

Included are some practical thoughts on how the law works and the role of law and lawyers in the larger world. It seems that Karl Llewellyn was more of a legal realist, which makes for interesting perspectives, esp I read this book in preparation for law school. I can see why this book is on so many recommended reading lists put out by the Law Schools.

It is at times motivating and inspiring. Written some odd years ago by an Ivy-League professor, the book is meant to give you an idea of how to prepare for law school and the case system. If you’re going, have ever thought of applying, or know someone who is, you’ll appreciate the dense writing and complex structure.

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.


The purpose of this book was to direct law students on the philosophy of being a successful law student and on the progression they should The Bramble Bush is a collection of lectures given by Karl N. As a member of a general audience rather than the targeted audience, I liked what Professor LLewllyn has to say. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Law Political philosophy more Elizabeth rated it it was ok Jun 13, Just gives necessary background on law schools and what one can or may expect when entering law school.

Nathan Hopkins rated it really liked it Aug 17, I therefore feel that this book can inform a modern reader and have value beyond its intended audience.

Too much of what passes for public discourse in our day of unlimited data retrieval seems to be informed by our emotional response to pre-packaged incomplete data, designed to create that emotional response.

While at Columbia, Llewellyn became one of the major legal scholars of his day.

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Hush 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. September Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Its ebook formats feature active contents, linked notes, and even embedded page numbers from the previous, classic print editions—for continuity of assignment and referencing.

Written over 80 years ago, but highly relevant today, The Bramble Bush is one of the books most frequently and strongly recommended for students to read when considering law school, just before beginning its study, or in the first semester. 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.

The Bramble Bush

In that regard, it succeeded. Quid Pro Books Amazon. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to llewelljn. Because this is material intended for a lecture series presentation tends to precede depth. Choose your country or region Close. As one of the founders of the U. Some areas are very dense. Contact Information Complete contact information for Quid Pro can be found here.


Llewellyn epitomized the realist view when he wrote that what judgeslawyersand law enforcement officers “do about disputes is, to my mind, the law itself” Bramble Bushp. Alan rated it liked it Feb 15, Journal of Legal Studies. The text adds explanatory notes where appropriate to update legal terms and historical references. Karl Nickerson Llewellyn May 22, — February 13, was a prominent American jurisprudential scholar associated with the school of legal realism.

Enfield Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas.

Moreover, the steps of a legal dispute, from arguments to verdict, to opinion, to review, to appeal, to opinion have changed little in their significance or their substance.

A perfect student’s guide of what to expect in law school Karl N. 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. Law school is a bramble bush. Essentially, the first week of law school’s lectures. Look for it at Amazon. May 31, Phrodrick rated it it was amazing.

He places this work into the modern classroom and explains its context and current value to law students and lawyers, as well as changes to legal education since the book first was released. But he was—famously—a realist above all, and this book gets to the nitty gritty about studying law successfully in traditional legal education.

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Moreover, this is a carefully proofread and presented edition, lacking the errors and scanning mistakes of other presses’ editions in print. Dec 05, Otter rated it really liked it. 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.

On Our Law and Its Study. Paperbackpages.