A Concise History Of The English Constitution

Author: Edward Howley
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It is well to understand that moral rights are restricted by jurists, to signify such
rights as are conferred by public opinion, and are not enforced by legal sanctions
. The customs which become law by the force of judicial decisions, and not
directly by the enactment of parliament, form what is preeminently known as the
common law, containing, for instance, the rules that determine the inheritance of
land. Some of the old common law was excellent ; but having its principal
sources in ...

History Of The Common Law

Author: John H. Langbein
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This introductory text explores the historical origins of the main legal institutions that came to characterize the Anglo-American legal tradition, and to distinguish it from European legal systems.

English Common Law In The Age Of Mansfield

Author: James Oldham
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Mansfield's Jurisprudence The unsettled place of contract law in mid-eighteenth
century is evident from William Blackstone's Commentaries. Blackstone's
definition of con. Simpson, Common Law of Contract, 297–98; Baker, English
Legal History, 345; T. F. T. Plucknett, A Concise History of the Common Law, 5th
ed. (Boston: Little, Brown, 1956), 648. . Baker, English Legal History, 347. .
Plucknett, Common Law, 648. . Baker, English Legal History, 348. tract—''an
agreement upon ...

Thinking Like A Lawyer

Author: Frederick Schauer
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6 THE IDEA OF THE COMMON LAW 6.1 Some History and a Comparison A
popular conception imagines law as a collection of rules written down in a master
rulebook. ... English Legal History (4th ed., 2002); S. F. C. Milsom, A Natural
History of the Common Law (2003); S. F. C. Milson, Historical Foundations of the
Common Law (2d ed., 1981); Theodore F. T. Plucknett, A Concise History of the
Common Law (5th ed., 1956); Gerald J. Postema, “Classical Common Law
Jurisprudence,” ...

A Concise History Of England

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prosecuted in the queen's name, and punishable by the criminal law; such are
murder, robbery, &c. Other injuries to private property, or persons, are private
wrongs and are redressed by the application of the injured person to the courts of
justice, which decide- suits between man and man. The law regulating these
various rights and pro~ hibiting these wrongs, may be divided into the un- written,
or common law, and the written, or statute law. The former is of immemorial
antiquity, and ...

Families And Estates

Author: Rosalind Croucher
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The notion that the law of succession is 'an attempt to express the family in terms
of property' was one coined by Professor Theodore Plucknett in the middle of the
20th century in his Concise History of the Common Law.1 It was a simple, but
masterly, notion. It was also a viewpoint on the law of inheritance as expressed
by a common lawyer. From the viewpoint of a civil lawyer it may be said that the
law of succession is, rather, 'an attempt to express property in terms of family'.
Both in ...

The Fee Tail And The Common Recovery In Medieval England

Author: Joseph Biancalana
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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2 S. F. C. Milsom, ``Formedon Before De Donis'' in his Studies in the History of
the Common Law (London: Hambledon Press, 1985), 223. 3 P. Brand, ``
Formedon in the Remainder Before De Donis'' in his The Making of the Common
Law (London: Hambledon Press, 1992), 227. 4 F. Pollock and F. Maitland, The
History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I, 2 vols. (Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2nd edn, 1923), II, 17. 5 T. F. T. Plucknett, A Concise
History of the ...

The Sale Of Goods

Author: Michael G. Bridge
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8 See A. W. B. Simpson, A History of the Common Law of Contract [:] The Rise of
Assumpsit (OUP, London, 1975); S. F. C. Milsom, Historical Foundations of the
Common Law (2nd edn., Butterworths, London, 1981); C. H. Fifoot, History and
Sources of the Common Law [:] Tort and Contract (Stevens, London, 1949); T.
Plucknett, A Concise History of the Common Law (5th edn., Butterworths, London
, 1956); J. H. Baker, An Introduction to English Legal History (3rd edn.,
Butterworths, ...