The Green Bag
1821: " There are, in every county in England, large public schools maintained at the expense of the county for the encouragment of profligacy and vice, and for providing a proper succession of housebreakers, profligates, and thieve?. They are schools, too', conducted with out the smallest degree of partiality or favor, there being no man (however mean his birth or obscure his situation) who may not easily procure admission to them. The moment any young person evinces the slightest propensity for these pursuits he is provided with food, clothing, and lodging, and put to his studies under the most accomp lished thieves and cut-throats the country can supply." With all his preference for the legal profession, he finds its members lacking in esprit de corps: "If a lawyer is wounded, the rest of the profession
pursue him, and put him to death. If a churchman is hurt, the others gather round him for his protection, stamp with their feet, push with their horns, and demolish the dissenter who did the mischief." The list of whimsical, piquant, clever, and often useful comments on legal, governmental and related questions could be swelled almost indefinitely. It is true that Smith was so voluminous and versatile a writer that it would be easy to catalogue at great length his utterances on a variety of subjects. But at least one of his readers has come to the conclusion from the testimony he has left himself, that there was no other line of thought, not even excepting the line to which his profession de voted him, which interested him quite so much as the line we have been dis cussing.
Neo-Hegelianism in Jurisprudence AS EXEMPLIFIED BY DR. BEROLZHEIMER By the Editor I OF the thirteen works chosen for translation in the Modern Legal Philosophy Series, edited by a com mittee of the Association of American Law Schools, Dr. Berolzhcimer's "The World's Legal Philosophies" is likely to be prized as containing the most satisfactory presentation of the leading types of legal theory throughout the course of historical development.1 The 1 The World's Legal Philosophies.
book shows great facility in compressed exposition of the salient points of indi vidual doctrines. Its character is that of a historical and critical essay, rather than of a constructive treatise. Yet the Berolzheimcr. President of the International Society of Legal and Economic Philosophy at Berlin. Translated from the German by Rachel Szold Jastrow of Madison, Wis. With an introduction by Sir John Macdonell, Professor of Comparative Law in University College, London, and by Albert Kocourek, Lecturer on Jurisprudence in North western University. Modern Legal Philosophy Series, v. 2. Boston Book Co., Boston. Pp. lvi, 477 + 12 (index). ($4.25.)