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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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Llewellyn’s classic introduction to legal education, The Bramble Bush, has prepared generations of students for the study of law. Paperbackpages. Pierre rated it liked it Aug 18, Law school is a bramble bush.

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To suggest that law is not simply an arid matrix of rules and theories and principles! A perfect student’s guide of what to expect in law school Karl N. The professor was addressing students with no access to even primitive electronic retrieval of cases and court ruling. The Bramble Bush is required reading at many top tier law schools and is recommended by many Law School Deans for the insight it provides to new students. Exactly what this mean I know not.

On Our Law and Its Study. Selected pages Title Page. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. 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.


See all 15 reviews. 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. Account Options Sign in. He suggests that law is what the officials do, meanwhile rules are guides that predicts their conduct, by arriving whatever ‘prediction’ that is sought by the lawyers of the parties to the dispute. Law school is a bramble bush. It contains timeless advice on studying law and what aids we can employ to to help us to understand law better.

To suggest that the study of law should focus on how and why judges and officials and lawyers in the real world actually behave in our legal system!

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

The references used may be made clearer with a different or consistent style of citation and footnoting. They lllewellyn excellent advice for current students to consider bbush implement in their own journey into the law. As they are lectures from andthe language is at times hard to follow, but notes by the editor have cleared up much of the confusing parts. 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.

Jun 22, Michael rated it it was ok. They argued that law is not a deductive science. 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 bramb,e book first was released.


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

In that regard, it succeeded. Essentially, the first week of law school’s lectures.

Julio Valenzuela Jr rated it really liked it Dec 02, Although laws change every year, disputes between people haven’t altered all that much since Llewellyn first penned The Bramble Bushand the process of moving from private dispute to legal conflict still follows the patterns he described. Nicholas Quinn rated it it was amazing Jul 20, Oxford University Press April 15, Language: Available in paperback, clothbound, and ebooks: On Our Law and Its Study.

Lawyers practicing at a A must read for law students who are about to embark on to their legal education and current law students who are already on their course on becoming lawyers. It is also available in paperback and clothbound formats from Quid Pro, including the annotations and new Introduction by Prof.