Law in Contemporary Society

Possible Reading List

Readings change from year to year as I listen to our discussion and decide what might be best to do next. This is an unrepresentative sequence assembled from the various paths of the last three years, almost certainly not what we will read this time, but illustrative.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., The Path of the Law (1897).

Felix Cohen, Transcendental Nonsense and the Functional Approach (1935).

Lawrence Joseph, Lawyerland (2000).

Thurman Arnold, Folklore of Capitalism (1937).

Excerpts from Arthur Leff, Swindling and Selling (1976).

Frank W. Putnam, The Way We Are: How States of Mind Influence Our Identities, Personality, and Potential For Change (2016).

A.W.B. Simpson, Cannibalism and the Common Law (1984).

Henry David Thoreau, A Plea for Captain John Brown (1859).

Thorstein Veblen, Theory of the Leisure Class (1899).

Charles L. Black, Jr., My World With Louis Armstrong (1979).

Eben Moglen, Die Gedanken Sind Frei (Berlin, 2003).


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