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The Study of Cases

A. W. Brian Simpson

in Leading Cases in the Common Law

Published in print September 1996 | ISBN: 9780198262992
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682438 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262992.003.0001
The Study of Cases

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This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the common law system. It then discusses the function of law reports, the invention of leading cases, iconoclastic theories of legal decision, empiricism and the study of cases, and law reports as sources.

Keywords: common law; law reports; leading cases; legal decision; empiricism

Chapter.  6051 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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