Pollock, Sir Frederick. The Genius of the Common Law. Originally published: New York: The Columbia University Press, 1912. vii, 141 pp. Reprinted 2000, 2019 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584770435. ISBN-10: 1584770430. Hardcover. New. $29.95 * A collection of Sir Frederick Pollock's lectures from the Carpentier Series at Columbia University. Holdsworth praised the eight lectures as "...critical studies of aspects and characteristics of the common law which only an accomplished legal historian, a master of the modern law, and a professor of jurisprudence could have written." Holdsworth, Some Makers of English Law 287. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection of New York University (1953) 143. Sir Frederick Pollock [1845-1937] was one of the greatest British judges and legal scholars of his day. His treatises on contracts, jurisprudence the common law and other subjects did much to clarify and systematize English law. Several of these were standard texts that went through several editions. He is also remembered for his collaboration with F.W. Maitland on The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I and his correspondence with Oliver Wendell Holmes, which was published posthumously as The Holmes-Pollock Letters. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and admitted to the Bar in 1871. He taught at the University of Oxford from 1883-1903.
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