The Harvard Law School Library staff invite you to attend a book talk and discussion in celebration of the recent publication of Equity and Law: Fusion and Fission, edited by John C.P. Goldberg, Henry E. Smith & Peter G. Turner (Cambridge Univ. Press, Oct. 31, 2019).
Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at noon
Harvard Law School Milstein East B/C (Directions)
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
No RSVP required
John C.P. Goldberg is Deputy Dean and Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School.
Henry Smith is the Fessenden Professor of Law and Director, Project on the Foundations of Private Law, Harvard Law School.
About Equity and Law: Fusion and Fission
“The fusion of law and equity in common law systems was a crucial moment in the development of the modern law. Common law and equity were historically the two principal sources of rules and remedies in the judge-made law of England, and this bifurcated system travelled to other countries whose legal systems were derived from the English legal system. The division of law and equity – their fission – was a pivotal legal development and is a feature of most common law systems. The fusion of the common law and equity has brought about major structural, institutional and juridical changes within the common law tradition. In this volume, leading scholars undertake historical, comparative, doctrinal and theoretical analysis that aims to shed light on the ways in which law and equity have fused, and the ways in which they have remained distinct even in a ‘post-fusion’ world.” — Cambridge Univ. Press