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Legal Intellectuals in Conversation: Reflections on the Construction of Contemporary American Legal Theory

James R. Hackney


This book invites readers to enter the minds of ten legal experts that in the late 20th century changed the way we understand and use theory in law today. The author spent hours in conversation with legal intellectuals, interviewing them about their early lives as thinkers and scholars, their contributions to American legal theory, and their thoughts regarding some fundamental theoretical questions in legal academe, particularly the law/politics debate. The book “humanizes key ideas in legal theory by placing them in the context of individual biography, historical events, and the sometimes fra ... More

Keywords: legal experts, American legal theory, law/politics debate, legal intellectuals

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814737071
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814737071.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James R. Hackney, author

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