SOME FUNDAMENTAL LEGAL CONCEPTIONS AS APPLIED IN JUDICIAL REASONING (ARTICLE)
Hohfeld’s work although it was prefigured in the works of others (notably Bentham and Salmond) and lightly improved upon by others (eg Glanville Williams) is still the most significant contribution to the discourse of rights that has ever been produced. I am still amazed by professors who think that liability is a synonym for obligation, or judges who think that my liberty to do something (such as sell fruit) entails a duty upon you either not to prevent, or to enable, my doing so. Hohfeld’s lesson is a hard one to learn.
Citation: (1913) 23 Yale Law Journal 16
TREITEL ON THE LAW OF CONTRACT
As a lawyer, you only really find out whether a book is any good by using it. By now, I know quite a lot of law. When I am presented with a problem where I am not sure what the answer is, I need a book of sufficient depth that will at least point me towards what a solution may be. That is what Treitel does.