Edwin W. Patterson

Edwin Patterson

Position: 

Professor of Law

Biographical Information

Edwin Patterson held degrees from University of Missouri and Harvard Law School. He spent several years in private practice, as well as teaching law at University of Texas and University of Colorado. He was a member of the faculty at University of Iowa College of Law from 1920 to 1922.

After leaving Iowa, he joined the faculty at Columbia Law School, where he served as a professor for the rest of his career. His work focused on insurance, contracts, and jurisprudence.

Publications

Books

Edwin W. Patterson, Law in a Scientific Age (Columbia University Press 1963)
Edwin W. Patterson, Cases and Materials on the Law of Insurance, 4th ed. (Foundation press 1961)
Edwin W. Patterson, Legal Protection of Private Pension Expectations (University of Pennsylvania 1960)
Edwin W. Patterson, Essentials of Insurance Law: An Outline of Legal Doctrines in Their Relations to Insurance Practices, 2d ed. (McGraw-Hill 1957)
Edwin W. Patterson, George W. Goble & Harry W. Jones, Cases and Materials on Contracts, 4th ed. (Foundation Press 1957)
Edwin W. Patterson, Jurisprudence: Men and Ideas of the Law (Foundation Press 1953)
Noel T. Dowling, Edwin W. Patterson & Richard R. Powell, Materials for Legal Method (Foundation Press 1946)
Edwin W. Patterson, The Insurance Commissioner in the United States: A Study in Administrative Law and Practice (Harvard University Press 1927)

Articles

Edwin W. Patterson, "The Interpretation and Construction of Contracts," 64 Colum. L. Rev. 833 (1964)
Edwin W. Patterson, "On Legal Stability and Change," 17 Vand. L. Rev. 177 (1963-1964)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Temporary Impossibility of Performance of Contract," 47 Va. L. Rev. 798 (1961)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Roscoe Pound on Jurisprudence," 60 Colum. L. Rev. 1124 (1960)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Some Contract Provisions of the California Insurance Code," 32 S. Cal. L. Rev. 227 (1958-1959)
Edwin W. Patterson, "An Apology for Consideration," 58 Colum. L. Rev. 929 (1958)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Some Reflections on Sociological Jurisprudence," 44 Va. L. Rev. 395 (1958)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Improvements in the Law of Restitution," 40 Cornell L. Q. 667 (1954-1955)
Edwin W. Patterson, "The Role of Law in Judicial Decisions," 19 Mo. L. Rev. 101 (1954)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Hans Kelsen and His Pure Theory of Law," 40 Cal. L. Rev. 5 (1952)
Edwin W. Patterson, "The Case Method in American Legal Education: Its Origins and Objectives," 4 J. Legal Educ. 1 (1951-1952)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Historical and Evolutionary Theories of Law," 51 Colum. L. Rev. 681 (1951)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Insurance Law During the War Years," 1946 Ins. L.J. 536 (1946)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Insurance Law during the War Years," 46 Colum. L. Rev. 345 (1946
Edwin W. Patterson, "Bantham on the Nature and Method of Law," 33 Cal. L. Rev. 612 (1945)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Future of State Supervision of Insurance," 23 Tex. L. Rev. 18 (1944-1945)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Misrepresentation by Insured under the New York Insurance Law," 44 Colum. L. Rev. 241 (1944)
Edwin W. Patterson, "The Future State Supervision of Insurance," 1944 A.B.A. Sec. Ins. Negl. & Comp. L. Proc. 18 (1944)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Compulsory Contracts in the Crystal Ball," 43 Colum. L. Rev. 731 (1943)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Constructive Conditions in Contracts," 42 Colum. L. Rev. 903 (1942)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Logic in the Law," 90 U. Pa. L. Rev. 875 (1941-1942)
Edwin W. Patterson, "A Required Course in Jurisprudence," 9 Am. L. Sch. Rev. 582 (1938-1942)
Edwin W. Patterson, "The Insurance Law Revision of 1939," 11 N.Y. St. B.A. Bull. 135 (1939)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Cardozo's Philosophy of Law Part II," 88 U. Pa. L. Rev. 156 (1939-1940)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Cardozo's Philosophy of Law," 88 U. Pa. L. Rev. 71 (1939-1940)
Edwin W. Patterson, "The Conflict of Laws in Relation to Statutes Regulating Insurance Contracts," 5 Ins. Counsel J. 28 (1938)
Edwin W. Patterson, "The Scope of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment," 1 Mo. L. Rev. 223 (1936)
Edwin W. Patterson, "The Place of Equity in the Law School Curriculum," 8 Am. L. Sch. Rev. 385 (1934-1938)
Edwin W. Patterson, "The Distribution of Wage-Earner's Life Insurance," 2 Law & Contemp. Probs. 3 (1935)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Warranties in Insurance Law," 34 Colum. L. Rev. 595 (1934)
Edwin W. Patterson, "The Restatement of the Law of Contracts," 33 Colum. L. Rev. 397 (1933)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Legislative Regulation and the Unwritten Law," 18 Iowa L. Rev. 193 (1932-1933)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Builder's Measure of Recovery for Breach of Contract," 31 Colum. L. Rev. 1286 (1931)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Hedging and Wagering on Produce Exchanges," 40 Yale L. J. 843 (1930-1931)
Edwin W. Patterson & Harry J. McIntyre, "Unsecured Creditor's Insurance," 31 Colum. L. Rev. 212 (1931)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Can Law be Scientific?," 25 Ill. L. Rev. 121 (1930-1931)
Edwin W. Patterson, "The Transfer of Insured Property in German and in American Law," 29 Colum. L. Rev. 691 (1929)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Equitable Relief for Unilateral Mistake," 28 Colum. L. Rev. 859 (1928)
Edwin W. Patterson & Herman U. Kantorowicz, "Legal Science - A Summary of Its Methodology," 28 Colum. L. Rev. 679 (1928)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Formation of Insurance Companies," 74 U. Pa. L. Rev. 20 (1925-1926)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Administrative Control of Insurance Policy Forms," 25 Colum. L. Rev. 253 (1925)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Apportionment of Business Risks Through Legal Devices," 24 Colum. L. Rev. 335 (1924)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Some Problems in the Licensing of Insurance Companies," 23 Colum. L. Rev. 536 (1923)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Supervening Impossibility of Performing Conditions in Insurance Policies," 22 Colum. L. Rev. 613 (1922)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Ministerial and Discretionary Official Acts," 20 Mich. L. Rev. 848 (1921-1922)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Administrative Provisions for Licensing of Chiropractors, Chiropodists and Osteopaths," 20 Mich. L. Rev. 848 (1922)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Illusory Promises and Promisors' Options," 6 Iowa L. Rev. 209 (1920-1921)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Illusory Promises and Promisors' Options," 6 Iowa L. Rev. 129 (1920-1921)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Delivery of a Life-Insurance Policy," 33 Harv. L. Rev. 198 (1919-1920)
Edwin W. Patterson, "Insurable Interest in Life," 18 Colum. L. Rev. 381 (1918)