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The Resource Pierson v. Post : the hunt for the fox : law and professionalization in American legal culture, Angela Fernandez, University of Toronto, (electronic resource)

Pierson v. Post : the hunt for the fox : law and professionalization in American legal culture, Angela Fernandez, University of Toronto, (electronic resource)

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Pierson v. Post : the hunt for the fox : law and professionalization in American legal culture
Title
Pierson v. Post
Title remainder
the hunt for the fox : law and professionalization in American legal culture
Statement of responsibility
Angela Fernandez, University of Toronto
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The 1805 New York foxhunting case Pierson v. Post has long been used in American property law classrooms to introduce law students to the concept of first possession by asking how one establishes possession of a wild animal. In this book, Professor Angela Fernandez retells the history of the famous fox case, from its origins as a squabble between two wealthy young men on the South Fork of Long Island through its appeal to the New York Supreme Court and entry into legal treatises, law school casebooks, and law journal articles, where it still occupies a central place. Professor Fernandez argues that the dissent is best understood as an example of legal solemn foolery. Yet it has been treated by legal professionals, the lawyers of its day, and subsequent legal academics in such a serious way, demonstrating how the solemn and the silly can occupy two sides of the same coin in American legal history.--
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1973-
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Fernandez, Angela
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pierson, Jesse,
  • Post, Lodowick,
  • Property
  • Foxes
  • Property
Label
Pierson v. Post : the hunt for the fox : law and professionalization in American legal culture, Angela Fernandez, University of Toronto, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139600163
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. The Literary History of Pierson: 1. Solemn foolery; 2. Rabelaisian play; Part II. The Social History of Pierson: 3. Local justice; 4. Lawyerization; 5. The legal fictions needed for a state of nature debate; Part III. The Intellectual History of Pierson: 6. The reporter; 7. Mandarization; Conclusion
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CR9781139600163
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 377 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139600163
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1054911310
Label
Pierson v. Post : the hunt for the fox : law and professionalization in American legal culture, Angela Fernandez, University of Toronto, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139600163
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. The Literary History of Pierson: 1. Solemn foolery; 2. Rabelaisian play; Part II. The Social History of Pierson: 3. Local justice; 4. Lawyerization; 5. The legal fictions needed for a state of nature debate; Part III. The Intellectual History of Pierson: 6. The reporter; 7. Mandarization; Conclusion
Control code
CR9781139600163
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 377 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139600163
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1054911310

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