karl llewellyn


  • [9] Publications • 1930: The Bramble Bush: On Our Law and Its Study (1930), written especially for first-year law students.

  • She also accepted a teaching post at Chicago, and later became dean of University of Miami School of Law.

  • While at Columbia, Llewellyn became one of the major legal scholars of his day.

  • • 1989: The Case Law System in America, edited and with an introduction by Paul Gewirtz, University of Chicago Press (revised text of lectures delivered in German at the University
    of Leipzig in 1928, originally published in German in 1933)[10] • 2011: The Theory of Rules, edited and with an introduction by Frederick Schauer, University of Chicago Press (a lost treatise rediscovered decades after Llewellyn’s death)

  • [2][4] At Yale he got acquainted with two prominent law professors and key figures of the incipient legal realism movement, Arthur L. Corbin and Wesley N. Hohfeld, whose influence
    on him was profound.

  • Karl Nickerson Llewellyn (May 22, 1893 – February 13, 1962) was a prominent American jurisprudential scholar associated with the school of legal realism.

  • After spending ten weeks in a German hospital at Nürtingen, and having his petition to enlist without swearing allegiance to Germany turned down, Llewellyn returned to the
    United States and to his studies at Yale in March 1915.

  • The Journal of Legal Studies has identified Llewellyn as one of the twenty most cited American legal scholars of the 20th century.

  • At the age of sixteen he was sent to study in Germany, at the Realgymnasium of Schwerin, where he spent three years and passed his Abitur (school-leaving examination) in the
    spring of 1911; he learned to speak an excellent German and was able later in life to publish in that language.

  • [2][3] After having attended the University of Lausanne for a brief time, in September 1911 he entered Yale College and in 1915 Yale Law School, earning an LL.B.


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• ^ Twining 2012, p. 89.
• ^ Twining 2012, p. 99.
• ^ Twining 2012, p. 95-98.
• ^ The Casualty List (Prussian) dated Dec.
23, 1914 lists under 78 IR, Ist Battalion, 4th Company Krgsfr (Kriegsfreiwilliger – War Volunteer) Karl Llewellyn verwundet (wounded)
• ^ Twining 2012, p. 535-537.
• ^ “Soia Mentschikoff Reformed how the United States Does Business and Led the
Way for Later Generations of Women in Law” by Jason Kelly The University of Chicago: The Law School Retrieved May 29, 2021
• ^ “Jurisprudence”. West’s Encyclopedia of American Law. Ed. Jeffrey Lehman, Shirelle Phelps. Detroit: Thomson/Gale, 2005.
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Munday, Roderick (March 14, 1990). “The Case Law System in America. By Karl Llewellyn. Edited and with an introduction by Paul Gewirtz. Translated by Michael Ansaldi. [Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 1989. xxxvii, 123 and (Index)
3pp. Hardback £19.95 net.]”. The Cambridge Law Journal. 49 (1): 179–180. doi:10.1017/S0008197300107147 – via Cambridge Core.
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