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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To be sure, Llewellyn believed in law school and legal education, and in dreaming big about a life in the law. Cristina rated it did not like it Jan 19, Just gives necessary background on llewellyj schools and what one can or may expect when entering law school. Shopping Cart Your Shopping Cart is empty.

Matthew Stortz rated it really liked it Jun 11, These rules, he adds further, acts merely as a guide at arriving to a decision or prediction. And thanks to our antiquated, conservative profession, not much has changed since the s! Llewellyn to incoming law school students.

Llewellyn was a distinguished legal scholar and professor of law, teaching at Columbia and the University of Chicago. The Journal of Legal Studies has identified Llewellyn as one of the twenty most cited American legal scholars of the 20th century.

The lectures have been in print more or less continuously since then. On Our Law and Its Study. Aug 29, Nika rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Pierre rated it liked it Aug 18, You will greatly benefit if you let Professor Llewellyn with Professor Sheppard’s essential assistance take you by the hand for this journey.


Lawyers practicing at appellate llewwellyn would btamble from reading this book. As the title entails, the book is a collection of kqrl given to prospective law school students about studying the law.

The Bramble Bush: On Our Law and Its Study – Karl N. Llewellyn – Google Books

These lectures were originally given at Columbia Law School in and. If anything, many of the points Llewellyn argued in these lectures were on the dawning horizon then but are in their mid-day fullness lpewellyn. Llewellyn joined the Columbia Law School faculty inwhere he remained untilwhen he was appointed professor of the University of Chicago Law School.

They argued that law is not a deductive science.

The Bramble Bush: The Classic Lectures on the Law and Law School by Karl N. Llewellyn

Christopher rated it liked it Jan 02, 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. Law school is a bramble bush. Retrieved from ” https: She went on to become dean of University of Miami School of Law. Click the “like button” to get updates on the latest books and news. It still speaks to law, legal reasoning, class prep, and exam skills in a way that makes it a classic for each new generation.

This page was last karrl on 30 Novemberat While not necessary, Llewellyn’s eloquent prose shapes the legal field in a way in which allows the reader to engage llewellhn what he has to say, and, for myself at least, energizes one to study harder, and really immerse oneself in the legal realm.


Critical legal studies Comparative law Economic analysis International legal theory Legal history Philosophy of law Sociology of law. Llewellyn’s classic introduction to legal education, The Bramble Bush, has prepared llewellhn of students for the study of law.

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.

Patrick Sadeghi-tajar rated it really liked it Oct 02, Modiglian rated it it was amazing Feb 10, In that regard, it succeeded. To ask other readers questions about The Bramble Bushplease sign up. Jeff Stagnaro rated it liked it Jan 29, Its first edition began as a collection bamble a series of introductory lectures given by legal legend Karl Llewellyn to new law students at Columbia University.

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