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Reason and Imagination: The Selected Correspondence of Learned Hand

Constance Jordan


Judge Learned Hand is an icon of American Law. Though he was never nominated to the United States highest court, Hand is nevertheless more frequently quoted by legal scholars and in Supreme Court decisions than any other lower court judge in U.S. history. He was the model for all judges who followed him, setting the standard for the bench with a matchless combination of legal brilliance and vast cultural sophistication. Hand was also renowned as a superb writer. This book offers a sampling of the correspondence between Hand and an array of intellectual and legal giants, including Justice Olive ... More

Keywords: Judge Learned Hand, American Law, correspondence, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Theodore Roosevelt, Walter Lippmann, Felix Frankfurter, Bernard Berenson, letters, American jurisprudence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199899104
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899104.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Constance Jordan, editor
Professor of English, Emerita, Claremont Graduate University