Ideal Element in Law by Roscoe Pound
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Ideal Element in Law
By Roscoe Pound

The Ideal Element in Law

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Ideal Element in Law by Roscoe Pound

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Roscoe Pound, former dean of Harvard Law School, delivered a series of lectures at the University of Calcutta in 1948. In these lectures, he criticised virtually every modern mode of interpreting the law because he believed the administration of justice had lost its grounding and recourse to enduring ideals. Now published in the US for the first time, Pound's lectures are collected in Liberty Fund's The Ideal Element in Law, Pound's most important contribution to the relationship between law and liberty. The Ideal Element in Law was a radical book for its time and is just as meaningful today as when Pound's lectures were first delivered. Pound's view of the welfare state as a means of expanding government power over the individual speaks to the front-page issues of the new millennium as clearly as it did to America in the mid-twentieth century. Pound argues that the theme of justice grounded in enduring ideals is critical for America. He views American courts as relying on sociological theories, political ends, or other objectives, and in so doing, divorcing the practice of law from the rule of law and the rule of law from the enduring ideal of law itself.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780865973268
ISBN-10: 0865973261
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 230mm x 28mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Liberty Fund Inc
Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Roscoe Pound

Roscoe Pound is universally recognised as one of the most important legal minds of the early twentieth century. Considered by many to be the dean of American jurisprudence, Pound was a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Nebraska and served as dean of Harvard Law School from 1916 to 1936.

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