Holmes’ “Common Law”
Published September 26, 2012
Tags: Law books, Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Common Law
Law students these days read casebooks and hornbooks, and perhaps law review articles. One book that is sadly neglected is “The Common Law” by Oliver Wendell Holmes. Perhaps the reason is that it is not on any one particular subject, but rather on the larger subject of common law (although it does discuss it in terms of smaller subjects). The book is now in the public domain and available free online. It is one of the great law books by one of America’s great legal minds. It is certainly worth your time . . . assuming you have any to spare.