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Law in American History, Volume III1930-2000$
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G. Edward White

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190634940

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190634940.001.0001

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The Statutorification of Common-Law Fields

The Statutorification of Common-Law Fields

Torts, Contracts and Commercial Law, Civil Procedure, and Criminal Law

(p.212) 4 The Statutorification of Common-Law Fields
Law in American History, Volume III

G. Edward White

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the process, over an interval between the years after World War I and the 1960s, in which most of the fields considered “basic” common-law subjects in legal education and the legal profession were dramatically affected by statutory developments that sought to modify common-law rules and doctrines in the fields. By the 1960s the “statutorification” of torts, contracts, commercial law, and criminal law was partially in place, and new rules for federal civil procedure had been promulgated.

Keywords:   statute, twentieth century, American history, Federal Rules, civil procedure, Uniform Commercial Code, modern penal code, workers’ compensation

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