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This little volume contains the prepared addresses delivered at the Conference on the Future of the Common Law held at the Harvard Law School in August, 1936, as a part of the tercentenary exercises of that University. The subject matter of the Conference was sufficiently broad to include many and various types of law so long as all came from a single original source, the English common law. The various speakers were assigned topics which would show the operation of the common law in different places. Thus, Sir Maurice Amos discussed its influence--as well as that of the civil law--in the British Colonies and in Scotland, Lord Wright considered its status in England itself, while Justices Stone, Davis, and Hanna set forth its present and future condition in the United States, Canada, and Ireland respectively.

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Book Review: The Future of the Common Law, 47 Yale Law Journal 309 (1937)

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