Since his death Hohfeld's essays on the concepts of right and duty have been increasingly recognized for their significance as a foundation of thought on analytical jurisprudence. Posthumously collected and published by Yale University Press in 1964, the essays were originally published as two articles in the Yale Law Journal in 1913 and 1917 and are "...now a standard part of legal thinking." Walker, Oxford Companion to Law 575.
This edition is distinguished by the foreword by Arthur L. Corbin, author of the renowned Corbin on Contracts.
Wesley Hohfeld [1879-1918] was a professor of law at Stanford Law School and Yale Law School.