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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Refresh and try busb. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. For over seventy years, there has been one book that law students have read to prepare for what they were about to encounter. That book is The Bramble Bush. After all these years and many imitators, The Bramble Bush remains one of the most popular introductions to the law and its study. Llewellyn introduces students to what the law is, how to read cases, how to prepare for For over seventy years, there has been one book that law students have read to prepare for what they were about to encounter.
Llewellyn introduces students to what the law is, how to read cases, how llfwellyn prepare for class, and how justice in the real world relates to the law. Although laws change every year, disputes between people haven’t altered all that much since Llewellyn first penned The Bramble Bushkarrl the process of moving from private dispute to legal conflict still follows the patterns he described. 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.
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. If anything, many of bsh points Llewellyn argued in these lectures were on the dawning horizon then but are in their mid-day fullness now. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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May 31, Phrodrick rated it it was amazing. The Bramble Bush is a collection of lectures given by Karl N. Llewellyn to incoming law school students. These lectures were originally given at Columbia Law School in and. The lectures have been in print more or less continuously since then. This edition,has been, according to its editors slightly tweaked.
Exactly what this mean I know not. 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. 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 experience as they become more learned students of the law.
Included are some practical thoughts on how the law works and the role of law and lawyers in the larger world. I am llewelln a lawyer and have little interest in becoming a law student. My purpose in reading this short book pages was to gain insight in how lawyers are taught to think about their profession. Part of what made this older text more interesting to me was that the speaker was addressing the topic before it was painted, or tainted by contemporary politics.
As a member of a general audience rather than the targeted audience, I liked what Professor LLewllyn has to say.
The process of immersing yourself in the law and training yourself to conduct exhaustive research is a philosophy that more of us should embrace. The professor was addressing students with no access to even primitive electronic retrieval of cases and court ruling.
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.
That there is research to support this opinion saddens me. Of greater interest to me were Prof. Llewellyn’s comments on case law and precedence. He indicates that much of what the courts do, and have always done is not driven by a simple reading of enacted legislation. The notion that the more conservative approach is always the exclusive reading of the legislative documents is in fact a rejection of how law is and has been and is designed to function. Llewllyn contends that the fact that a dispute is allowed into a court is because other solutions have failed.
Even today judges will require evidence that the disputants civil cases in particular have exhausted administrative relief and that arbitration has not satisfied the parties. From this point bramlbe law provides the rules to direct the process of the case as well as precedence for deciding this type of case. None of this information is typically or necessarily part of enacted law.
Because this is material intended teh a lecture series presentation tends to precede depth. The result is that this book is more accessible to a non-technician. Professor Llewellyn speaks from his positive passion for his profession and from his desire to direct students rather than to assure his students.
I therefore feel that this book can inform a modern reader and have value beyond its intended audience. In its intended purpose, instructions for incoming law students, it may be dated but it seems valuable.
As guidance for serious minded thinkers beyond a law school settlingThe Bramble Bush still has much to tell. Jan 31, Shabbir Hamid rated it it was ok. I read this book in preparation for law school. As the title entails, the book is a collection of lectures given to prospective law school students about studying 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.
For anyone llewel,yn of attending law school, this book gives good advice. It seems that Karl Llewellyn was more of a legal realist, which makes for interesting perspectives, buh I read this book in preparation for law school. It seems that Karl Llewellyn was more of a legal realist, which makes for interesting perspectives, especially given the evolving theories of jurisprudence during the time.
It is at times motivating and inspiring. Although, personally I found it hard to get through because of the language. I llewellyn consider this book a must-read as many do, but it is definitely informational and an interesting perspective. Aug 29, Nika rated it liked it Shelves: I better get good grades for it, lol.
Jan 10, Sreetharan Vallithan rated it it was amazing Shelves: A must read buzh 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.
Every now and then, I read this book.
The Bramble Bush: The Classic Lectures on the Law and Law School by Karl N. Llewellyn
It contains timeless advice on studying law and llesellyn aids we can employ to to help us to understand law better.
I think that Llewellyn strives to provide a lucid guideline or mechanism to understand and analyse appellate court decisions Sheppard shares similar views as well. 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. Lawyers practicing at appellate courts would benefit from reading this book.
He deploys various analytical methods to scrutinise an appellate decision. Llewellyn is a realist, he says that existing rules do not lead to the decision of a particular dispute. These rules, he adds further, acts merely as a guide at arriving to a decision or prediction. He says “what these officials do about disputes is, to my mind, the law itself”. He llewelln that tje 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.
Jul 12, Tyler Storm rbamble it it was amazing. Really breaks down the case method and what law school is like, at least in the s. And thanks to our antiquated, conservative profession, not much has changed since the s! Llewellyn breaks down why we read cases from the appellate or fhe courts, reason for the socratic method, how we should read cases, how cases opinions really are structured, and etc. He lewellyn also ta Pretty good book. He does also talk about the 2nd and 3rd year in the 2nd half of the book as well.
I can see why this book is on so many recommended reading lists put out by the Law Schools.
One can finish it within 9 days. Just gives necessary background on law schools and what one can or may expect when entering law school. The premier read ghe first year law students. While not necessary, Llewellyn’s eloquent prose shapes the legal field katl a way in which allows the reader to engage with what he has to say, and, for myself at least, energizes one tge study harder, and really immerse oneself in the legal realm.
Llewellyn’s tone is wandering and philosophical in nature and while that could be frustrating to some, it made the book all the more enjoyable, in my opinion. Dec 05, Otter rated it really liked it.
Yes it is about law school. But it is also about education, life and how we as a society get along. Not popular reading, but thought provoking, and since it is from a series of lectures given in the ‘s, it is a classic. Not a date or stuffy writing style.
It could have been written yesterday, except the vocabulary is too difficult and the thought process too deep for a modern writer. Aug 07, Christian rated it it was ok Shelves: Another “strongly recommended” read by UH Law Center.
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. In that regard, it succeeded.