xii, 486 pages : black and white illustrationss ; 21 cm
"There is no nation in which the teachers of law play a more prominent role than in the United States. In this unique volume Stephen Presser, a law professor for four decades, explains how his colleagues have both furthered and frustrated the American ideals that ours is a government of laws not men, and that our legal system ought to promote justice for all. In a dazzling review of three centuries of teaching about American law, from Blackstone to Barack Obama, Presser shows how these extraordinary men and women shaped not only our law, but also our politics and culture"--Publisher's website.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
English Common Law Background of American Law Common Law and Popular Sovereignty Towards an American Common and Constitutional Law Law as Science? Life of the Law as Experience Elite Legal Intellectual as Moralist and Reformer Towards Sociological Jurisprudence Advancing American Legal Realism Harvard School of Reflexive Judicial Deference Law Professor as Fictional Modern Cambridge Don and Denizen of the Corridors of Power Are There Neutral and General Principles of Constitutional Law? Justifying the Warren Court American Law Professor as Aloof Olympian Critical Legal Studies : Law and the Movement Economic Approach to Law Popular Constitutionalism and the Unwritten Constitution Towards a Feminist Critique of Law Against the Impoverishment of Legal Discourse Lawyer as Romantic Towards Originalism and Textualism Critical Race Theory Changing the Legal Fabric of the National Government Towards Libertarian Paternalism Law Professor as President.
KF272 .P74 2017
St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing,