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Custom's Two Bodies


Emily Kadens


Northwestern University School of Law

January 26, 2013

Center and Periphery: Studies on Power in the Medieval World in Honor of William Chester Jordan, edited by Katherine L. Jansen, G. Geltner and Anne E. Lester (Brill 2013)

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This article introduces a theory of custom as a duality composed of behavior on the one hand and stated legal rules on the other. A behavior-custom is binding law even before it gets articulated as a rule-custom, yet behavior-custom has very different characteristics from custom stated as an express legal rule.

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Keywords: custom, legal history

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Date posted: January 28, 2014  

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Kadens, Emily, Custom's Two Bodies (January 26, 2013). Center and Periphery: Studies on Power in the Medieval World in Honor of William Chester Jordan, edited by Katherine L. Jansen, G. Geltner and Anne E. Lester (Brill 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2207502

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Northwestern University School of Law ( email )
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