The nature of legal sociology
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Montrose, J. L. 'The nature of legal sociology'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXIX, Part III, 1954/1955, pp122-135
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Centuries, whether in cricket or chronology, are arbitrary divisions, but we are conditioned by conventions, and I find it convenient to describe the nineteenth century as giving birth to sociological jurisprudence and the twentieth century to legal sociology. A case can be made out for regarding 1900 as a turning point in the graph of legal study in the common law world. A few years earlier Holmes had expressed the conclusions of his reflections on legal education in addresses to his own Law School at Cambridge and to the rival Law School at Boston, which had been established some years earlier as a protest against Harvard's adoption of the case method.
Description:Read before the Society in Belfast, 28 January 1955
Author: Montrose, J. L.
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XXIX, Part III, 1954/1955
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