Christopher Tomlins

University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program

Berkeley, CA 94720-7200

United States

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After Critical Legal History: Scope, Scale, Structure

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 8, 2012, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-20
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 04 Apr 2012
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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After Critical Legal History: Scope, Scale, Structure

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 8, pp. 31-68, 2012
Posted: 31 Oct 2012
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program

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The Presence and Absence of Legal Mind: A Commentary on Duncan Kennedy's 'Three Globalizations of Law and Legal Thought, 1850-2000'

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 78, No. 1, 2015, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2557668
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 31 Jan 2015
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Duncan Kennedy, Michel Foucault, Milton Friedman, Legal Thought, Globalization, Legal History

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Marxist Legal History

Forthcoming, The Oxford Handbook of Historical Legal Research
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 04 Dec 2017
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Marxism, Law, History, Thompson, Anderson, Althusser, Hurst, Hindess, Pashukanis, Balbus, Mieville

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Historicism and Materiality in Legal Theory

Law, Theory and History: New Essays on a Neglected Dialogue, Maksimilian Del Mar and Michael Lobban, eds., (Oxford: Hart Publishing), Forthcoming, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2482637
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 21 Aug 2014
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Jurisprudence, Historicism, Materiality, Legal Theory, Differentiation, Benjamin

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What is Left of the Law and Society Paradigm after Critique? Revisiting Gordon’s 'Critical Legal Histories'

Law and Social Inquiry, Vol. 37, No. 1, p. 155, Winter 2012, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-21
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 04 Apr 2012
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Of Origin: Toward a History of Contemporary Legal Thought

Forthcoming in Justin Desautels-Stein and Christopher Tomlins (editors), In Search of Contemporary Legal Thought, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2760639
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 09 Apr 2016
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Contemporary Legal Thought, Kennedy, Foucault, Neoliberalism, Benjamin

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Organic Poise? Capitalism as Law

Buffalo Law Review Forthcoming, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2599249
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 27 Apr 2015
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Law, Capitalism, History, Benjamin, Kennedy, Žižek

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The Confessions of Nat Turner: A Paratextual Analysis

Law & History, Forthcoming, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2478045
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Aug 2014
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Slavery, Law, Turner, Confession, Structuralism

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A Poetics for Spatial Justice: Materialism and Legal Historiography, from Bachelard to Benjamin

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Humanities (Forthcoming) , UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Dec 2017
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Gaston Bachelard, Walter Benjamin, Materialism, Material Imagination, History, Law, Time, Spatial Justice

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Review Essay - The Consumption of History in the Legal Academy: Science and Synthesis, Perils and Prospects

Journal of Legal Education, v.61, No.1, 2011, pp.139-165, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-23
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 17 May 2012
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Law ‘And’, Law ‘In’, Law ‘As’: The Definition, Rejection and Recuperation of the Socio-Legal Enterprise

Law In Context, Vol.29, No.2, 2013, pp.137-163, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-157
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 Nov 2013
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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'Law as . . .': Theory and Practice in Legal History

UCI Law Review, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2011, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-50
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 May 2012 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2012
Christopher Tomlins and John Comaroff
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Revulsions of Capital: The Political Law of Slavery in the Epoch of the Turner Rebellion, Virginia 1829-1832

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2477048
Number of pages: 106 Posted: 09 Aug 2014
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Capital, Slavery, Politics, Law, History

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Necessities of State: Police, Sovereignty, and the Constitution

The Journal of Policy History, Vol. 20, No.1, 2008, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-27
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 04 Apr 2012
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Demonic Ambiguities: Enchantment and Disenchantment in Nathaniel Turner’s Virginia

UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-22
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2012
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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'Those Who are Used': A Commentary on the Employee: A Political History, by Jean-Christian Vinel

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2546331
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 09 Jan 2015
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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supervisory employees, labor relations, collective bargaining, legal history

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Foreword. 'Law as …' III – Glossolalia: Toward a Minor (Historical) Jurisprudence

5 U.C. Irvine Law Review __ (2015), Forthcoming, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2545900
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Jan 2015
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Law, Literature, History, Humanities, Social Sciences, Minor Jurisprudence

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Revolutionary Justice in Brecht, Conrad, and Blake

Law and Literature, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp.185-213, 2009, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-26
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 Apr 2012
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Benjamin, Brecht, Conrad, Blake, time, justice

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The State, the Unions, and the Critical Synthesis in Labor Law History: A 25-Year Retrospect

Labor History, Vol.54, No.2, pp.208-221, 2013, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-143
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Animals Accurs’d: Ferae Naturae and the Law of Property in Nineteenth-Century North America

University of Toronto Law Journal, Vol.63, pp.35-52, 2013, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-144
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Oct 2013
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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animals, property, Coase, custom, Pierson, Melville

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The Strait Gate: The Past, History, and Legal Scholarship

Law, Culture and the Humanities, Vol. 4, pp.11-42, 2009, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-25
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 04 Apr 2012
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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historicism, Benjamin, constellation, countermemory, Spaulding, Kapczynski

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The Work of Death: Massacre and Retribution in Southampton County, Virginia, August 1831

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2639785
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 05 Aug 2015
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Hegel, Semelin, Massacre, Turner Rebellion, Public Execution

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Transplants and Timing: Passages in the Creation of an Anglo-American Law of Slavery

Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Vol. 10, pp. 389-422, 2009, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-24
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Apr 2012
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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What Would Langdell Have Thought? UC Irvine’s New Law School and the Question of History

UC Irvine Law Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-44
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 19 Aug 2011
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Arts and the Aesthetic in Legal History

2 Critical Analysis of Law 314, 2015
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Roy Kreitner, Anat Rosenberg and Christopher Tomlins
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law and University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Why Law's Objects Do Not Disappear: On History as Remainder

Forthcoming in Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos (editor), Routledge Research Handbook on Law & Theory, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2760641
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Apr 2016
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Legal History, Historiography, Legal Theory, Materiality, Alchemy

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Adelaide's Blackstone

Adelaide Law Review, Forthcoming, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2671537
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Oct 2015
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Blackstone, Legal History, Review Essay, Historiography, Native Title

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Contemporary Legal Thought as... (Afterword)

Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought (2017), edited by Justin Desautels-Stein and Christopher Tomlins
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 28 Apr 2017
Justin Desautels-Stein and Christopher Tomlins
University of Colorado Law School and University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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contemporary legal thought, jurisprudence, legal theory, legal history, historiography

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Looking for Law in 'The Confessions of Nat Turner'

Forthcoming in Marianne Constable, Leti Volpp, and Bryan Wagner (editors) Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2760657
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 09 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2017
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Turner Rebellion, Confessions, Law & Literature, Genre

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Debt, Death, and Redemption: Toward a Soterial-Legal History of the Turner Rebellion

David S. Cowan and Dan Wincott, editors, Exploring the Legal in Socio-Legal Studies (London: Palgrave-Macmillan), January 2016, Forthcoming, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2639779
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 06 Aug 2015
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Empiricism, Metaphysics, Turner Rebellion, Salvation, Sociolegal

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Styron's Nat: Or, the Metaphysics of Presence

Forthcoming (in condensed draft) in Critical Analysis of Law, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2583226
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 23 Mar 2015
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Fierce and Critical Faith: A Remembrance of Penny Pether

Villanova Law Review, Vol. 60, 2015, Forthcoming, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2489409
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 31 Aug 2014
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Law, Literature, Constitutionalism, Pether, Ethics

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'Be Operational, or Disappear': Thoughts on a Present Discontent

Forthcoming in Annual Review of Law and Social Science, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2760635
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 09 Apr 2016
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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law, history, legal history, Mabo, Yorta Yorta, Native Title, Benjamin, Nietzsche

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'The Guilt of Fragile Sovereigns': Tyranny, Intrigue, and Martyrdom in an Unchanging Regime (Virginia, 1829-32)

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2760643
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 09 Apr 2016
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
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Turner Rebellion, Slavery, Virginia, Regime Change, Borneman, Sovereignty

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'Be Operational, or Disappear': Thoughts on a Present Discontent

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 12, pp. 1-23, 2016
Posted: 18 Nov 2016
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program

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How Autonomous is Law?

Annual Review of Law & Social Science, Vol. 3, December 2007
Posted: 06 Dec 2007
Christopher Tomlins
University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program

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relationality, Marxism, theory, history, justice, law