Professor Scott, in his four volume work on the Law of Trusts, has given us a book worthy to stand beside the two other great American treatises on this subject, the American Law Institute Restatement of the Law of Trusts, and Bogert on Trusts and Trustees. Since the reviews of Professor Scott's book already published have been as numerous as they have been favorable, I shall content myself with discussing it as a whole and shall refrain from detailed comment on its treatment of particular rules. More particularly, I shall attempt to compare it with the two other leading American works on trusts. Perhaps, also, it will be possible to throw some light on the question which arises in the mind of the lawyer whose library is necessarily small: If I have the "Restatement of Trusts" and "Bogert," do I need "Scott"? Or, if I have "Scott," do I need either of the other two? I believe the answer is: the lawyer should have all three. To give the reasons for this conclusion is the principal object of this review.
Lewis M. Simes,
SCOTT ON TRUSTS: A REVIEW,
Mich. L. Rev.
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