The Compass of Liberty in the Writings of Roscoe Pound and Lon Fuller


This conference investigated the legal thought of Roscoe Pound and Lon Fuller. Both shared an acute interest in the various ways in which law both facilitated and infringed upon liberty.


Conference Readings

Fuller, Lon. The Problems of Jurisprudence. Brooklyn: Foundation Press, 1949.

Fuller, Lon. “Freedom—A Suggested Analysis.” Harvard Law Review 68, no. 8 (June 1955): 1305-1325.

Fuller, Lon, “Freedom as a Problem of Allocating Choice” In Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 112 [No. 2, Law and Liberty], Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1968. 101-106.

Fuller, Lon. The Principles of Social Order: Selected Essays of Lon L. Fuller. Durham: Duke University Press, 1981.

Pound, Roscoe. New Paths of the Law. Clark, New Jersey: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 1950, 2006.

Pound, Roscoe, “Law and Liberty” In Lectures on the Harvard Classics, 1909-1914, Volume 51, New York: Collier & Sons, 1909. 347-351.

Pound, Roscoe, “My Philosophy of Law” In My Philosophy of Law: Credos of Sixteen American Scholars, Boston: Boston Law Book Co., 1941. 247-262.

Pound, Roscoe. The Ideal Element in Law. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2006.