Varieties of New Legal Realism: Can a New World Order Prompt a New Legal Theory? (A Synopsis)
University of Wisconsin Law School
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law
The Legal Workshop, January 2010
Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-17
This synopsis is to our article Varieties of New Legal Realism: Can a New World Order Prompt a New Legal Theory? The synopsis and article map and analyze three varieties of a new legal realism. We contend that these varieties of new legal realism provide responses to a “new formalism,” that of neoclassical law and economics. We conclude by outlining a “dynamic new realism” which builds from what we consider to be the best of the new legal realism.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: Legal Realism, Legal Theory, Behavioral Law And Economics, Institutionalism, Contextualism, Attitudinal Model, New Legal Realism, New Formalism, Dynamic Realism, Law And Politics, Mediating Theory, RecursivityAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 23, 2010 ; Last revised: March 2, 2010
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