"Examines the central questions about the nature of law. What is law? How is it defined? What are the essential aspects? Divided into three sections, this authoritative text investigates the various theories of law-metaphysical-rational epistemology, idealistic epistemology, and empiricist epistemology." - from the publisher
In his foreword, Justice Breyer notes that this is a "thorough examination of how courts apply-and decline to apply-precedent". Updating the 1912 hornbook, A Handbook on the Law of Judicial Precedent, this new work is coauthored by numerous appellate judges, including Justice Nathan L. Hecht and Supreme Court justice Neil M. Gorsuch.
By Sells, Benjamin.
American Bar Association.
20th anniversary edition. .
"This essential resource examines the mentality that tears down lawyers and explains what's gone wrong and why, offering ideas for bringing balance back into daily lives, society, and the law." - from the publisher