Roscoe Pound: A Sociological Jurisprudence? | SpringerLinkWhen Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn had determined top rescue Jim by digging under the cabin where he was con- fined, it seemed to the uninformed lay mind of Huck Finn that some old picks the boys had found were the proper implements to use. But Tom knew better. From reading he knew what was the right course in such cases, and he called for case-knives. And there ain't no other way that ever I heard of, and I've read all the books that gives any informa- tion about these things. They always dig out with a case- knife. But after they had dug till nearly midnight and they were tired and their hands were blistered, and they had made little progress, a light came to Tom's legal mind. He dropped his knife and, turn- ing to Huck, said firmly, " Gimme a case-knife.
Law in Books and Law in Action.
The Sociological Movement in Law pp Cite as. Such a restriction is made necessary by the very breadth and quantity of his output. Yet he made little or no conscious effort to coordinate these diverse fields of study. This is most clearly demonstrated in his most comprehensive work Jurisprudence , 2 published in five volumes shortly before his death. Yet the overriding imperssion is that his work remains disjointed, with disparate elements of thought joined by mere physical proximity.
Jean-Louis Halperin. I would argue that in the article, Pound did not clearly distinguish between two separate situations: 1 the departure of decisions of courts from statements of statutory or constitutional law, and 2 the discrepancy between doctrine in books and empirical data about law., Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item
Law in action is a legal theory , associated with legal realism , that examines the role of law , not just as it exists in the statutes and cases , but as it is actually applied in society. Law in action scholars often start with observations about the behavior of institutions and work "backwards" toward the legal philosophies guiding courts and traditional jurisprudence. As Kenneth B. Davis, Jr. The first reference to Law in Action may have been a article by Roscoe Pound , the Harvard Law School dean whose work was a forerunner to the legal realism movement. The law in action concept was a natural fit for Wisconsin because of its strong emphasis on the social sciences and the Wisconsin Idea —the concept that the boundaries of campus are the boundaries of the state.