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Arthur Linton Corbin

Arthur Linton Corbin  

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(1874–1966), one of the most revered law professors of the twentieth century. Corbin was born in Cripple Creek, Colorado. After receiving his B.A. from the University of Kansas, he entered ...
Classical Legal Theory

Classical Legal Theory  

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The phrase “classical legal thought” refers to a structure of beliefs about both public and private law that dominated the thinking of American lawyers and judges from roughly 1880 to ...
Constitutional Commentators

Constitutional Commentators  

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During the debates over the ratification of the Constitution the first great commentators emerged: writing anonymously under the name of Publius in a series of newspaper articles, Alexander Hamilton, ...
contextualism

contextualism  

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(aesthetics)The view that a work of art can only be understood in the context of its historical or cultural circumstances, or in the light of other works by the same artist or in a surrounding ...
critical legal studies

critical legal studies  

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A left-leaning movement, critical of legal liberalism, which was especially strong in the USA in the 1980s. It draws variously on Marxism, feminism, postmodernism and even American Legal Realism to ...
critical race theory

critical race theory  

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(CRT)A radical movement within jurisprudence that traces its origin to a conference held in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1989. Sometimes called outsider jurisprudence, it sets out to challenge the ...
declaring

declaring  

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(the law)In a broad sense, the legal liberalism tradition holds that courts find and declare the law rather than ‘making’ it: ‘decisions restating the common law are merely declaratory ...
feminist legal theory

feminist legal theory  

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A broad movement that seeks to show how conventional legal theory, far from being gender-blind, ignores the position and perspective of women. Feminist writers examine the inequalities to be found in ...
History and Law

History and Law  

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The relationship between history and law can be understood from at least two fundamentally different perspectives. First, the relationship can be approached from the vantage point of law practice and ...
Jerome New Frank

Jerome New Frank  

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(1889–1957)Jerome Frank was born on 10 September 1889 in New York City. He graduated from high school at sixteen; after three years at the University of Chicago he received ...
jurisprudence

jurisprudence  

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N.The theoretical analysis of legal issues at the highest level of abstraction. Jurisprudence may be distinguished from both legal theory and the philosophy of law by its concern with those questions ...
Karl Nickerson Llewellyn

Karl Nickerson Llewellyn  

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(1893–1962)Karl N. Llewellyn was born on 22 May 1893 in Seattle, Washington. He spent most of his early years in Brooklyn, New York, and Mecklenburg, Germany, subsequently entering Yale ...
law and Economics

law and Economics  

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Law and economics is considered by many of its practitioners and by some observers to be the most influential school of jurisprudence and legal theory of the twentieth century. Although ...
Law and Society

Law and Society  

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The phrase “law and society” is meant to describe research that explores the relationship between law and the social world that surrounds and produces it. This usage goes back at ...
Law and Society Movement

Law and Society Movement  

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The term “law and society” refers to an association of scholars, a journal of academic research, and a collection of empirical approaches to understanding how law works. As an intellectual ...
law, scepticism about

law, scepticism about  

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Scepticism about law can be understood in at least two senses. In a weaker meaning it is most usually attached to criticisms of the legal profession and refers to scepticism ...
legal

legal  

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‘Legal’ has three main senses. First, pertaining to law and the legal system, including all the institutions, roles and processes of law. Examples are Legal Aid, legal ethics, legal costs, legal ...
legal formalism

legal formalism  

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Constitutional interpretation strictly according to the contents of established black-letter law, which sets out to reach legal conclusions by formal analysis of those principles, rather than ...
legal liberalism

legal liberalism  

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A liberal normative approach to the relationship between politics and law, which sees law and politics as opposing forces, that politics as, ideally, being constrained and limited by the rule ...
Legal Process

Legal Process  

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“Legal process” is usually viewed as a historically specific school of thought that developed in the 1950s and embodied chiefly in the work of two Harvard Law School professors (Henry ...

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