Liberty in the Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. has been variously portrayed as a utilitarian, a pragmatist, a believer in natural law, and a realist. This colloquium, an in-depth examination of crucial thoughts and judgments by Holmes, explored the ideas of liberty and responsibility in American jurisprudence.


Conference Readings

Posner, R.. The Essential Holmes. Chicago: University Press, 1992.

Wilson, E., “Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes” In Patriotic Gore: Studies In the Literature of the American Civil War, New York: Oxford University Press, 1962. 743-796.