Patterns of American Legal Thought

Patterns of American Legal Thought

by G. Edward White


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A renowned legal historian's collection of astute and timeless essays on such important subjects as the process, method and debates of legal history; the unvarnished truth about Holmes and Brandeis; legal realism and its critics; the origins of tort law in America; appellate opinions as research sources; Brown v. Board of Education and the roles of Earl Warren and of public opinion; and the development of gay rights and relationship privacy and liberty in U.S. constitutional law.

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ISBN-13: 9781610270212
Publisher: Quid Pro, LLC
Publication date: 07/22/2010
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Dr. White is the David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, where he teaches legal history, torts, and constitutional law. He holds his law degree from Harvard, his Ph.D. and M.A. in history from Yale, and a B.A. from Amherst College. He joined the Virginia law faculty in 1972 after a clerkship with Chief Justice Earl Warren of the Supreme Court and a year as visiting scholar at the American Bar Foundation. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and twice a senior fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. White's fourteen published books have won numerous awards.

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