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The Genesis of the Case Method and its Impact on the American Philosophy of Law

Jacek Srokosz
Uniwersytet Opolski

2018 10 (2) Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne studia nad prawem

DOI 10.7206/kp.2080-1084.205


The article discusses the Case Method – the dominant method of teaching in American law schools, based on an analysis of judicial decisions, created in the 1870s by Christophus Collumbus Langdell. Langdell perceived law as a science similar to physics or chemistry, and hence as an ordered system of objective knowledge, and the method of teaching that he created was intended to educate people dealing with law in a scientific manner. The article presents Langdell’s concept of law and the impact of his teaching method on the trends in American legal philosophy – classical jurisprudence and legal realism.


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Srokosz, Jacek (2018). The Genesis of the Case Method and its Impact on the American Philosophy of Law. (2018). The Genesis of the Case Method and its Impact on the American Philosophy of Law. Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne Studia Nad Prawem, 10(2), 304-319. https://doi.org/10.7206/kp.2080-1084.205 (Original work published 2018)

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Srokosz, Jacek. “The Genesis Of The Case Method And Its Impact On The American Philosophy Of Law”. 2018. Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne Studia Nad Prawem, vol. 10, no. 2, 2018, pp. 304-319.

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Srokosz, Jacek. “The Genesis Of The Case Method And Its Impact On The American Philosophy Of Law”. Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne Studia Nad Prawem, Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne studia nad prawem, 10, no. 2 (2018): 304-319. doi:10.7206/kp.2080-1084.205.