Jurisprudence: Men and Ideas of the Law was written as a textbook for students enrolled in Columbia's jurisprudence course. It appeared first inmimeograph in 1940, and has gone through three revisions before emerging in its present printed form. Thirteen years is not a record incubation period, but it typifies the care and thoroughness with which Professor Patterson works and with which he has prepared the present volume. Each sentence, each paragraph, each section is, to me, a clear statement of his meaning and serves his purpose well.
Reed, John W. (1949-1964, 1968- ). Review of Jurisprudence: Men and Ideas of the Law, by E. W. Patterson. Colum. L. Rev. 54 (1954): 308-10.