Professors Edmund W. Kitch and Harvey S. Perlman have brought together in a single casebook materials and notes on subject matter usually taught in a variety of courses. The result is not, however, four small casebooks in one big package; rather it is a unified whole reflecting a definite philosophy of law and legal education. Stronger even than the casebook's practical connections between the different subject areas is the unifying thread of the opinions of Judge Learned Hand, to whom the book is dedicated. The authors have introduced a number of innovations in their selection of subject matter and arrangement of materials. These include a greater emphasis on consumer rights, an emphasis on problems of procedure and federal-state allocation of power, an attempt to draw out parallels between copyright and patent, and an effort to choose cases relevant to the students' own experience. In their case selection and notes, they take a relatively neutral position, raising but not answering questions of what the law should be.
Peter B. Maggs,
Legal Regulation of the Competitive Process—Cases, Materials, and Notes on Unfair Business Practices, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents—By Edmund W. Kitch and Harvey S. Perlman,
52 Neb. L. Rev. 308
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