Karl Llewellyn, a legal realist whose views on jurisprudence were influential and sometimes controversial, was also one of the leading teachers of fundamental legal thought. He took seriously the functions of courts, the use of precedent, and the power of rules. In this important book, he laid bare these jurisprudential tools, in support of appellate [...]Full Story »
Llewellyn’s classic The Common Law Tradition is Digitally Remastered™ and available in paperback and ebooks
James Landis’ hard-to-find but much-cited Report to Sen. John Kennedy’s committee on administrative regulation and commissions is now readily and affordably available as an ebook or new paperback. Sold out or “unavailable” with major booksellers despite its frequent use in academic literature, the Report finds its new home in the Legal Legends Series.
In 1960, James [...]
Joseph Story’s Constitutional Commentaries Returns (Hardcover, Paperback & eBook); Adds New Intro by Penn’s Kermit Roosevelt
Justice Joseph Story’s famous and influential review of the origins, influences, and early interpretations of the Constitution is now presented in the author’s own 1833 Abridged Edition—considered the most useful and readable version of this important work, written by the Supreme Court’s youngest member. No other ebook version offers the accessible [...]Full Story »
The only corrected and annotated version available of this foundational work on law and legal reasoning, read by generations of law students, scholars, and historians — now in a 2010 edition with an explanatory Foreword, active contents, linked and numbered footnotes, and clarifying annotations throughout. In hardcover, paperback, and eight digital versions.Full Story »
Thomas Reed Powell’s classic Vagaries and Varieties of Constitutional Interpretation is digitally remastered to new eBooks; and in paperback
The classic study of historical and then-emerging ways in which the U.S. Constitution has been interpreted and applied, especially as regards judicial power to review congressional acts, sharing of power between states and the federal government, Lochnerism, the change in the Supreme Court during the Roosevelt years, taxing power, and interstate commerce. Thomas Reed Powell [...]Full Story »
Roscoe Pound’s The Spirit of the Common Law: Now an ebook, exploring law and sociological jurisprudence
Pound’s classic 1921 study of what law means—and the concept and history of rules, judicial process, social engineering, and legal reasoning—from the Dean of Harvard Law School and given in lectures at Dartmouth College that year. It is finally available in a high-quality ebook edition.
Digital reproductions of such classic texts are typically scanned and forgotten, [...]Full Story »
Llewellyn’s Classic Guide to Law Study and 1L Advice, The Bramble Bush: features new Introduction and notes by Stewart Macaulay
Written over 80 years ago, but highly relevant still, THE BRAMBLE BUSH is frequently and strongly recommended for students considering law school, just before starting, or early in the first semester. It began as introductory lectures by legal legend Karl Llewellyn to 1Ls at Columbia. It still speaks to law, legal reasoning, class prep, and exam skills–a classic for each new generation.
In new paperback, hardcover, Kindle, Apple & Nook. Introduced and annotated.
The Nature and the Sources of the Law: John Chipman Gray’s Anatomy of Jurisprudence, Comparative Law, and the Concept of Rights
The Nature and Sources of the Law (Second Edition, 1921) is Gray’s legal and jurisprudential classic, finally available in a high-quality eBook edition and new paperback. It is the 11th contribution in the Legal Legends Series and, unlike most such classics typically reproduced by crude scanning, offers full assurances of careful proofreading, proper formatting, and [...]Full Story »
Dr. Woodrow Wilson explains history and structure of governments in U.S., including local and state variations
Before he was the 28th U.S. President and the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wilson wrote popular books on history and civics. This text, used in schools in many countries for decades, explains local and federal units including courts, executive agencies. Know the difference between a town and township?Full Story »
Hardback, paperback & ebook: Cardozo’s Nature of the Judicial Process Adds New Foreword by Harvard’s Andrew Kaufman
Justice Cardozo’s premier biographer, Andrew L. Kaufman, brings the classic study of judicial decision-making to a new generation. New, affordable cloth hardback and paperback. Digital formats include Nook and Kindle. Has become the standard edition of this important book.Full Story »
The only correct and properly formatted ebook version of Wilson’s classic and frank study of how the U.S. government works from inside Congress and what role that creates for Presidents and others in the system. Takes seriously the legislative branch at a time when most political scientists saw the President as some sort of politically dominant force (before Wilson himself attempted that role). Now in paperback too.Full Story »
Holmes’ The Path of the Law and The Common Law: Combined Edition for eReaders, iPads, Android, and Apps
Two of the greatest works of law and political philosophy, both by legendary legal icon Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., are conveniently combined into one new, affordable digital edition. The Common Law in 1881 pronounced that experience and policy, not precedent and logic, are superior tools for judges–and “The Path of the Law” expanded on his pragmatic view that law is what judges do and what people obey, not some inherent morality.Full Story »
Warren and Brandeis’s “The Right to Privacy,” with 2010 Foreword. Includes photos and rare news clippings.
Part of the Legal Legends Series.Full Story »
Quid Pro Books publishes, in ebook and paperback formats, editions of Oliver W. Holmes, Jr., The Common Law. All editions and formats embed the original pagination for citation and classroom assignments. All have the hyperaccurate proofreading usually lacking in other republications, especially the ebooks. Our editions come in three forms.
1. The book without explanation or [...]
Woodrow Wilson on Constitutional Government in the United States: His Study of Politics Just a Few Years Before He Became President
Woodrow Wilson’s 1908 classic is a well-written argument for looking at the Constitution as enabling reforms and progressive changes to how people govern themselves rather than as a civic straightjacket. It is timely today as judges and politicians debate the Framers’ original intent versus the promise and problems of a Living Constitution. It was timely then as it foreshadowed his own strong presidency and progressive reforms.Full Story »
New to the Legal Legends Series is Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., “The Path of the Law,” from his famous and influential Harvard Law Review article. Includes 2011 Foreword and bio summary. Available digitally from Barnes & Noble for Nook and Amazon for Kindle. Also in paperback and on Apple iTunes.Full Story »