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Learning The Law : Teaching and the Transmission of Law in England, 1150-1900 - Jonathan Bush

Learning The Law

Teaching and the Transmission of Law in England, 1150-1900

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The essays in this text deal with aspects of British legal learning. It traces the tradition of learning dating back to the Middle Ages and how the inns of court provided the equivalent of a legal university. The essays describe how before the middle of the 19th-century there was little formal provision of legal education in Britain and that law in the ancient universities was not intended to have practical value and entrance to the bar was not dependent upon written examination.

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Contributors
The Becket Conflict and the Invention of the Myth of Lex Non Scriptap. 1
Teaching Each Other: Judges, Clerks, Jurors and Malefactors Define the Guilt/Innocence Juryp. 17
Law-Writing and Law Teaching: Treatise Evidence of the Formal Teaching of English Law in the Late Thirteenth Centuryp. 33
Legal Education in England before the Inns of Courtp. 51
The Mirror of Justicesp. 85
Reading the Law: Statute Books and the Private Transmission of Legal Knowledge in Late Medieval Englandp. 113
The Excepciones Contra Brevia: A Late Thirteenth-Century Teaching Toolp. 133
Oral Instruction in Land Law and Conveyancing, 1250-1500p. 157
The Canon Law Curriculum in Medieval Cambridgep. 175
The Education of English Proctors, 1400-1640p. 191
Teaching the Law in a Time of Change: The Royal Prerogative and the Statute of Usesp. 211
The Ascent of the Readings: Some Evidence from Readings on Willsp. 227
Michael Dalton: The Training of the Early Modern Justice of the Peace and the Cromwellian Reformsp. 255
Legal Handbooks as Rhetoric Books for Common Lawyers in Early Modern Englandp. 273
Study at the Restoration Inns of Courtp. 287
Lay Legal Knowledge in Early Modern Englandp. 303
Charles Viner and his Chair: Legal Education in Eighteenth-Century Oxfordp. 315
English Ideas on Legal Education in Virginiap. 329
Apprenticeship or Academy? The Idea of a Law University, 1830-1860p. 353
Who Attended the Lectures of Sir Henry Maine: And Does it Matter?p. 383
Sir Thomas Erskine Holland and the Treatise Tradition: The Elements of Jurisprudence Revisitedp. 397
Sir Frederick Pollock and the Teaching of English Lawp. 407
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ISBN: 9781852851842
ISBN-10: 1852851848
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 444
Published: 1st July 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1