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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

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

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Pierson v. Post : the hunt for the fox : law and professionalization in American legal culture
Title
Pierson v. Post
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the hunt for the fox : law and professionalization in American legal culture
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Angela Fernandez, University of Toronto
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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"--
  • "Pierson v. Post (1805) is a famous (and some might say infamous) leading American property law case. It had its origins in a dispute over possession of a wild fox that occurred on a beach on early nineteenth-century Long Island between the sons of two wealthy families from the Hamptons. A young man named Nathan Post, who was engaged in hunting a fox "with dogs and hounds," and another young man, Jesse Pierson, who intervened in the hunt and killed that fox. It has been used in law school classrooms for over a hundred years to introduce students to the concept of possession, read by literally tens of thousands of law students each year. As one modern property casebook puts it, "[s]o many students have begun their legal studies with Pierson v. Post, it is almost unbelievable that an American-educated lawyer would be unfamiliar with it." And, according to the online database HeinOnline, it has been referenced in nearly 800 law journal articles and other secondary legal sources to date"--
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1973-
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Fernandez, Angela
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
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  • Pierson, Jesse
  • Post, Lodowick
  • Post, Lodowick
  • Property
  • Foxes
  • Property
  • Property
  • Trials
  • New York (State)
  • United States
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Pierson v. Post : the hunt for the fox : law and professionalization in American legal culture, Angela Fernandez, University of Toronto
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 377 pages
Isbn
9781107039285
Lccn
2017055391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1013508667
Label
Pierson v. Post : the hunt for the fox : law and professionalization in American legal culture, Angela Fernandez, University of Toronto
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 377 pages
Isbn
9781107039285
Lccn
2017055391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1013508667

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