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Book Review: Equity Jurisprudence, 6 Indiana Law Journal 198 (1930)


This work purports to be a treatise upon the entire field of equity. The point of view of the author is the traditional one-namely that equity is in itself a distinct and unified branch of jurisprudence. The method which the author has employed in the treatment of his subject is likewise the traditional one. Notwithstanding, he conceives of himself as a pioneer in this field. His notion is that equity has been treated too much as the sum of the jurisdictional factors of the Chancery courts, the growth of which has been outlined largely by the shortcomings of the common law. He insists that equity has been "viewed too much in the light of a historical accident, a congeries or catalogue of maxims and standards of conduct for tribunals of a certain type." His thesis is that "equity is far more than a heritage of the past" and that "law schools should accord to it the position of dignity in the science of jurisprudence to which it is fairly entitled." After the announcement of these views in his preface, the author proceeds to develop and expound his subject in the same manner that has been employed by the majority of scholars in his field in the past.

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Book Review: Equity Jurisprudence, 6 Indiana Law Journal 198 (1930)

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