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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They remain excellent advice for current students to consider and implement in their own journey into the law.

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

Llewellyn’s classic introduction to legal education, The Bramble Bush, has prepared generations of students for the study of law. A perfect student’s guide of what to expect in law school Karl N. Llewellyn breaks down why we read cases from the appellate or supreme courts, reason for the socratic method, how we should read cases, how cases opinions really are structured, and etc.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Journal of Legal Studies has identified Llewellyn as one of the twenty most cited American legal scholars of the 20th century.

Gregory Casteel rated it it was amazing Dec 11, 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.

Just gives necessary background on law schools and what one can or may expect when entering law school. One can finish it within 9 days. 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. Jun 22, Michael rated it it was ok.


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. Matthew Stortz rated it really vush it Jun 11, And thanks to our antiquated, conservative profession, not much has changed since the s!

Aug 08, Eric Mccaffree added it. Quid Pro Books Amazon. He does also ta Pretty good book. Exactly what this mean I know not.

To suggest that law is not simply an arid matrix of rules and theories and principles!

Llewellyn was a distinguished legal scholar and professor of law, teaching at Columbia and the University of Chicago. Nathan Hopkins rated it really liked it Aug 17, It could have been written yesterday, except the vocabulary is too difficult and the thought process too deep for a modern writer. If anything, many of the points Llewellyn argued in these lectures were on the dawning horizon then but are in their mid-day fullness now.

The result is that this book is more accessible to a non-technician. As the title entails, the book is a collection of lectures given to prospective law school students about studying the law. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Of greater interest to me were Prof. For over seventy years, there has been one book that law students have read to prepare for what they were about to encounter.

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Ezra Adams rated it it was amazing Jun 02, Nicholas Quinn rated it it was amazing Ghe 20, A must read for law students who are about to embark on to their legal education and current law students who krl already on their course on becoming lawyers. Want to Read saving…. As a member of a general audience rather than the targeted audience, I liked what Professor LLewllyn has to say. Critical legal studies Comparative law Economic analysis International legal theory Legal history Philosophy of law Sociology of law.

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That book is The Bramble Bush.

The Bramble Bush: The Classic Lectures on the Law and Law School

It began as a collection from a series of introductory lectures given by legal legend Karl Llewellyn to new law students at Columbia University. Aug 21, Liz hush it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. Philosophy of Nonviolence Chibli Mallat. Llewe,lyn rated it it was amazing Feb 10, My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Lawyers practicing at appellate courts would benefit from reading this book.

The Bramble Bush

Jul 12, Tyler Storm rated it it was amazing. Journal of Legal Studies.

Llewellyn introduces students to what the law is, how to read cases, how to prepare for class, and how justice in the real world relates to the law. Every now and then, I read this book.

Elizabeth rated it it was ok Jun 13, Llewellyn was a revered law professor who taught for most of his career at Columbia Law School and the University of Chicago.

This page was last edited on 30 Novemberat As guidance for serious minded thinkers beyond a law school settlingThe Bramble Bush still has much to tell.