By Jens Evald
Alf Ross (1899-1979) was once a well known Danish criminal and ethical thinker, a pupil of overseas legislations, and one of many founding fathers of the so-called Scandinavian felony realism. at the floor, the lifetime of Alf Ross could have been thought of a fairy story. Ross needed to battle through worry, either in terms of love and paintings, ahead of he turned an the world over identified and well-known thinker and criminal pupil. yet, the tale of Alf Ross isn't really a fairy story. it's the tale of a man's fight to greatness and the results of any such fight in his courting with folks, together with his wife. This e-book offers the private lifestyles tale of Alf Ross.
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1916-1917 31 Chapter 1 The course of study Alf Ross had chosen in 1918 was the largest subject at the University of Copenhagen. Students of law made up between one-quarter and one-third of the total student body. There was an urgent need for more SURIHVVRUVRIODZEHFDXVHLWZDVQRWRQO\GLI¿FXOWWRSURYLGHHQRXJKWHDFKLQJ but also that ‘the growing specialisation of legal science makes it impossible IRULQGLYLGXDOSUDFWLWLRQHUVRIVFLHQFHWRVSDQDVZLGHD¿HOGDVSUHYLRXVO\¶7 However, the Faculty of Law and Political Science was equipped to solve this problem.
As a consequence of the increased legal control introduced during the war, the amount of law was growing, which meant that law, as a legal source, became pre-eminent and thus textbooks grew in size and the study of law came to include a command of much more detail. 12 The social ‘reasons and affects’ of the rules of law became central, which in Bentzon’s argument made them more ‘tasty’ for students. Whether Alf Ross found his textbooks ‘tasty’ is a matter for guesswork, but it is clear from his examination results that he found them exceedingly easy to digest.
1st August 1922. ‘The age of enchantment is not over. Beyond the dining car’s windows rain is pouring down. Almost every other second blue and white ÀDVKHVRIOLJKWQLQJEULQJWKXQGHUDQGOLJKWXSWUHHVDQGKRXVHVLQWKHIRUHVW¶ Alf Ross sat by a well-stocked table in the dining car in a train moving towards Leipzig, the last stop on his journey home. He was alone – Hurwitz had remained in Vienna to buy clothes – but that did not bother Alf Ross because he was now used to ‘all the strangeness so that it has entirely lost the mystique that unsettles one’.
Alf Ross: A Life by Jens Evald