Pound, Roscoe

Renowned legal scholar, Harvard Law School dean 1916-36

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(1870-1964) Distinguished legal scholar and educator. In 1889, began study of law; spent a year at Harvard, never received a law degree. In 1903, he became dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law. In 1910, Pound began teaching at Harvard, and, in 1916 became dean of the Law School. He wrote “Spurious Interpretation” 1907, “Outlines of Lectures on Jurisprudence” 1914, “The Spirit of the Common Law” 1921, “Law and Morals” 1924, and “Criminal Justice in America” 1930. In 1908, he was part of founding editorial staff of the 1st US comparative law journal, the Annual Bulletin of the Comparative Law Bureau of the American Bar Association. He founded the movement for "sociological jurisprudence", an influential critic of the US Supreme Court's "liberty of contract" (freedom of contract) line of cases, symbolized by Lochner v. New York (1905), and an early leader of the movement for “legal realism”, which argued for a more pragmatic and public-interest interpretation of law and a focus on how the legal process actually occurred, as opposed to the arid legal formalism which prevailed in US jurisprudence at the time. He became a leading critic of legal realists later in his life. In 1946, at 76, Pound resigned from teaching to accept an invitation from Chiang Kai-Shek to codify Chinese law. TLS on 9 ½ x 7 ¾ “Law School of Harvard University,/ Cambridge 38, Mass.” letterhead, February 16 1960, while Professor, to an Albuquerque collector. As he has no card upon which to write an autograph, he is sending a signed memorandum blank (not enclosed) which he used for a time while doing editorial work after retiring from teaching.

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