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Pierson V. Post, the Hunt for the Fox

Pierson V. Post, the Hunt for the Fox

Law and Professionalization in American Legal Culture

by Angela Fernandez
Paperback
Publication Date: 14/11/2019
  $47.95
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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, 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. 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.
ISBN:
9781108790703
9781108790703
Category:
Legal history
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
14-11-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
230x152x15mm
Weight:
0.45kg

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