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LAW OF OFFICERS
EXTRAORDINARY LEGAL REMEDIES
FRANK J. GOODNOW,
SCIENCE IN COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY,
CALLAGHAN & COMPANY
The collection of cases on the Law of Officers which is herewith offered to the public, the editor hopes will fill a gap in the course of instruction in those law schools which have adopted in principle the case method of instruction, and which desire to devote some attention to this important subject.
While complete in itself this collection is a part-a greater part it is true-of a collection on the general subject of Administrative Law. References have therefore been made in the foot notes appended to specific cases, to cases which have been set forth in extenso in the other part devoted to the "Organization of the Administrative Authorities.'
As the sub-title indicates, special attention has been given to the Extraordinary Legal Remedies, which are of course the most important means through which the courts hold purely administrative officers up to their duties as set forth in the law. In those law schools in which no special course is given for the study of this subject this collection may serve the double purpose of offering a means for the study by the case method of the extraordinary remedies as well as the general law of officers. The instructor will find it profitable, however, from this point of view, to supplement the cases selected by considerable oral exposition in reference to other cases setting forth the law in its details.
The editor cannot close these prefatory remarks without acknowledging his great indebtedness to Professor Floyd R. Mechem of the University of Chicago, whose admirable treatise on Officers has been of the greatest service to him. The order adopted by Professor Mechem has in most cases been the order in which the cases selected have been arranged. The editor thinks that those who may do him the honor of choosing this collection for their class-room work will find it of the greatest value to recommend to their students the reading of Professor Mechem's work in connection with their case work. Acknowledgement is also due to Professor Ernst Freund of the University of Chicago for according to the editor the opportunity to examine a collection of cases on “Administrative Law" from which a number of cases have been selected.
FRANK J. GOODNOW. Columbia University, May, 1906.
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