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This work is divided into two parts: a description of the founding and operation of the Law School at New York University, and selected original documents of Benjamin F.Butler.

Author: Benjamin Franklin Butler

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UCAL:B4374435

Category: Law

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This work is divided into two parts: a description of the founding and operation of the Law School at New York University, and selected original documents of Benjamin F.Butler. The history of the formation of this law school is not well known, and provides a wealth of information about the aspirations and problems of forming a law school in the ante-bellum period. The Butler documents were selected from more than 2,500 surviving papers and letters, and provide a deeper understanding of legal education and the profession of law in Jacksonian America.

Another Bostonian contributor, Alexander Everett, was "frowned on and persecuted for the very zeal and ability with which he has devoted himself to the republican cause"; see The Law School Papers of Benjamin F. Butler (ed.

Author: Edward L. Widmer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195356578

Category: History

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This fascinating study examines the meteoric career of a vigorous intellectual movement rising out of the Age of Jackson. As Americans argued over their destiny in the decades preceding the Civil War, an outspoken new generation of "ultra-democratic" writers entered the fray, staking out positions on politics, literature, art, and any other territory they could annex. They called themselves Young America--and they proclaimed a "Manifest Destiny" to push back frontiers in every category of achievement. Their swagger found a natural home in New York City, already bursting at the seams and ready to take on the world. Young America's mouthpiece was the Democratic Review, a highly influential magazine funded by the Democratic Party and edited by the brash and charismatic John O'Sullivan. The Review offered a fresh voice in political journalism, and sponsored young writers like Hawthorne and Whitman early in their careers. Melville, too, was influenced by Young America, and provided a running commentary on its many excesses. Despite brilliant promise, the movement fell apart in the 1850s, leaving its original leaders troubled over the darker destiny they had ushered in. Their ambitious generation had failed to rewrite history as promised. Instead, their perpetual agitation helped set the stage for the Civil War. Young America: The Flowering of Democracy in New York City is without question the most complete examination of this captivating and original movement. It also provides the first published biography of its leader, John O'Sullivan, one of America's great rhetoricians. Edward L. Widmer enriches his unique volume by offering a new theory of Manifest Destiny as part of a broader movement of intellectual expansion in nineteenth-century America.
1998-11-19 By Edward L. Widmer

Preceding quotes all from Benjamin F. Butler, Plan for the Organization of a Law Faculty. . . in the University of the City of New York (1835), reprinted in Ronald L. Brown, The Law School Papers of Benjamin F. Butler (New York, 1987), ...

Author: William P. LaPiana

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019535995X

Category: Law

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The 19th century saw dramatic changes in the legal education system in the United States. Before the Civil War, lawyers learned their trade primarily through apprenticeship and self-directed study. By the end of the 19th century, the modern legal education system which was developed primarily by Dean Christopher Langdell at Harvard was in place: a bachelor's degree was required for admission to the new model law school, and a law degree was promoted as the best preparation for admission to the bar. William P. LaPiana provides an in-depth study of the intellectual history of the transformation of American legal education during this period. In the process, he offers a revisionist portrait of Langdell, the Dean of Harvard Law School from 1870 to 1900, and the earliest proponent for the modern method of legal education, as well as portraying for the first time the opposition to the changes at Harvard.
1994-01-20 By William P. LaPiana

He never again openly involved himself in politics, dying on Staten Island in 1836. buckner f. melton ... He died in Paris. ronald l. brown Ronald L. Brown, ed. and comp., The Law School Papers of Benjamin F. Butler: New York University ...

Author: Roger K. Newman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300113006

Category: Reference

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This book is the first to gather in a single volume concise biographies of the most eminent men and women in the history of American law. Encompassing a wide range of individuals who have devised, replenished, expounded, and explained law, The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law presents succinct and lively entries devoted to more than 700 subjects selected for their significant and lasting influence on American law. Casting a wide net, editor Roger K. Newman includes individuals from around the country, from colonial times to the present, encompassing the spectrum of ideologies from left-wing to right, and including a diversity of racial, ethnic, and religious groups. Entries are devoted to the living and dead, the famous and infamous, many who upheld the law and some who broke it. Supreme Court justices, private practice lawyers, presidents, professors, journalists, philosophers, novelists, prosecutors, and others--the individuals in the volume are as diverse as the nation itself. Entries written by close to 600 expert contributors outline basic biographical facts on their subjects, offer well-chosen anecdotes and incidents to reveal accomplishments, and include brief bibliographies. Readers will turn to this dictionary as an authoritative and useful resource, but they will also discover a volume that delights and entertains. Listed in The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law: John Ashcroft Robert H. Bork Bill Clinton Ruth Bader Ginsburg Patrick Henry J. Edgar Hoover James Madison Thurgood Marshall Sandra Day O'Connor Janet Reno Franklin D. Roosevelt Julius and Ethel Rosenberg John T. Scopes O. J. Simpson Alexis de Tocqueville Scott Turow And more than 700 others
2009-01-01 By Roger K. Newman

The Law School Papers of Benjamin F. Butler : New York University School of Law in the 1830s . Westport , Conn .: Greenwood Press , 1987 . BUTLER , BENJAMIN F. Plan for the Organization of a Law Faculty and for a System of Instruction ...

Author: Thomas J. Frusciano

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813523478

Category: Education

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With the aid of 250 illustrations, a study recounts the university's history in relation to the growth of New York City, explaining how NYU responded to changes in urban demographics, curriculum demands, and the availability of space. UP.

BENJAMIN F. BUTLER , Report of the Committee Upon the Subject of a Professorship in the University of the City of New York , reprinted in THE LAW SCHOOL PAPERS OF BENJAMIN F. BUTLER : NEW YORK UNIVERSITY , SCHOOL OF LAW 5 ( Ronald L.

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ISBN: OSU:32437000797528

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Peter Raven - Hansen , editor Judicial Selection : The Cross - Evolution of French and American Practices Mary Volcansek and Jacqueline Lucienne Lafon The Law School Papers of Benjamin F. Butler : New York University Law School in the ...

Author: Rudolph Joseph Gerber

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313265674

Category: Law

Page: 156

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Lack of access of the poor and middle class to civil courts, suits that benefit only lawyers, litigation tactics devoted to victory rather than truth or justice, and inefficient courts are some of the issues addressed by Judge Gerber in his outspoken critical appraisal of America's legal profession and judiciary. The author suggests practical--and in some cases radical--remedies needed to make the system responsive to the public and to give substance to the ideal of equal justice for all. Gerber's criticisms of the legal profession today are far-reaching, and the self-reflection in which he asks us to engage is difficult, even uncomfortable. But it is a necessary step in the continuing efforts we all must make to ensure that our profession upholds the highest ideals of professional responsibility. Sandra Day O'Connor, Supreme Court of the United States Lack of access of the poor and middle class to civil courts, suits that benefit only lawyers, litigation tactics devoted to victory rather than truth or justice, and inefficient courts are some of the issues addressed by Judge Gerber in his outspoken critical appraisal of America's legal profession and judiciary. The author suggests practical--and in some cases radical--remedies needed to make the system responsive to the public and to give substance to the ideal of equal justice for all. Following an introductory overview of the troubled condition of our legal system, Judge Gerber considers the narrow process by which future lawyers are selected and the financial motivations that commonly inspire them to study law. He next takes a hard look at legal education, noting that the litigation model now in vogue inculcates a mentality of combat and downgrades peacemaking and negotiating skills. In a discussion of bar exams, Judge Gerber points out that these tests measure neither ethics nor competency and fail to provide for specialty licensing, for which he recommends periodic reexamination and peer review. Commenting on the complexity, confusion, delays, and extortionate costs that prevent equal access to justice, the author offers specific suggestions for streamlining court procedures and revamping the court system by managerial and procedural changes. He examines ethical abuse by courtroom litigators, contending that periodic ethical review and specialized training are needed to insure that justice is served. Concluding with a critical analysis of major competing jurisprudential theories, Judge Gerber argues that a return to natural law ideals is needed to reinspire lawyers and judges with a philosophical sense of the foundations of justice. This important new work is particularly relevant for legal educators and professionals and for courses dealing with the legal profession, legal ethics, the judiciary, and the court system.

who was the professor of law and police at William and Mary from 1834 to 1851, may have been another. See Professor Beverley Tucker's ... Ronald L. Brown, The School Papers of Benjamin F. Butler 5–9 (1987). 26. Quoted id. at 124.

Author: Jack Balkin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814798577

Category: Law

Page: 443

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Every discipline has its canon: the set of standard texts, approaches, examples, and stories by which it is recognized and which its members repeatedly invoke and employ. Although the last twenty-five years have seen the influence of interdisciplinary approaches to legal studies expand, there has been little recent consideration of what is and what ought to be canonical in the study of law today. Legal Canons brings together fifteen essays which seek to map out the legal canon and the way in which law is taught today. In order to understand how the twin ideas of canons and canonicity operate in law, each essay focuses on a particular aspect, from contracts and constitutional law to questions of race and gender. The ascendance of law and economics, feminism, critical race theory, and gay legal studies, as well as the increasing influence of both rational-actor methodology and postmodernism, are all scrutinized by the leading scholars in the field. A timely and comprehensive volume, Legal Canons articulates the need for, and means to, opening the debate on canonicity in legal studies. Table of Contents
2000-08-01 By Jack Balkin

He had a difficult place to fill in the School - one always suggesting a comparison with Story and Greenleaf . ... The Attorney General ( Benjamin F. Butler ) his fingers playing among his papers , his quick black eye and thin tremulous ...

Author: Charles Warren

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044031766595

Category: Advocaten

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1908 By Charles Warren

The Law School Papers of Benjamin F. Butler : New York University School of Law in the 1830s . Compiled and edited by Ronald L. Brown . ( New York : Greenwood Press , 1987. Pp . xvi , 241. $ 37.95 . ) Benjamin F. Butler of New York ...

Author: New York State Historical Association

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ISBN: WISC:89064411143

Category: New York (State)

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