Some insightful, interesting parts, but definitely not the essential pre-law classic I was expecting. Llewellyn to incoming law school students. These lectures were originally given at Columbia Law School in and ,. The lectures have been in print more or less continuously since then.
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Plot[ edit ] Dr. Guy Montford moves back to his seaside Massachusetts hometown at the request of old friend Larry McFie, who is dying of cancer. Guy runs into Bert Mosley, an unscrupulous lawyer who is running for district attorney. Sam McFie, for some reason, does not want his son being treated by Guy. Margaret goes sailing with Guy, but is devoted to her husband. Margaret and Guy briefly become lovers. Fran has hopelessly fallen in love with Guy, but is being blackmailed by reporter Parker Welk, who knows of the motel affair and threatens to go public unless Fran poses for provocative photographs.
Bert finds out about it and assaults Parker, who receives medical attention from Guy. Complications develop when Larry pleads with Guy to put him out of his misery and Margaret discovers she is pregnant from the one-night stand. He gives him a fatal overdose of morphine. Fran realizes what happened and tells Bert, who has Guy placed under arrest. Sol, however, testifies that he personally heard Larry beg Guy for euthanasia. A jury acquits Guy, who hopes he and Margaret can move beyond all that has happened someday.
The Bramble Bush
He studied under Arthur Linton Corbin , whose influence on him was profound. He was sympathetic to the German cause and traveled to Germany to enlist in the German army, but his refusal to renounce his American citizenship made him ineligible. After the United States entered the war, Llewellyn attempted to enlist in the United States Army , but was rejected because he had fought on the German side. Llewellyn joined the Columbia Law School faculty in , where he remained until , when he was appointed professor of the University of Chicago Law School.
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