Duncan Kennedy

Harvard Law School

Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence Emeritus

1575 Massachusetts

L333

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

18

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Scholarly Papers (18)

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Contrast and Comparison of Critical Legal Studies and Neo-Marxism As Theories of Law and Economy (Excerpt)

Duncan Kennedy, A Critique of Adjudication [fin de siècle], Harvard University Press (1997) p. 280-96, 407-09; ISBN 9780674177598.
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 28 Dec 2017
Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School
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critical legal studies, neo-Marxism, base/superstructure, indeterminacy, legitimation, ideology

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A Political Economy of Contemporary Legality

To appear in Poul Fritz Kjaer, ed., The Law of Political Economy: Transformations of the Function of Law (Cambridge University Press, 2019)
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 05 Mar 2019
Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School
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Authoritarian Constitutionalism in Liberal Democracies

Forthcoming in (2019) Alviar, Helena & Frankenberg, Gunter eds Authoritarian Constitutionalism, London: Edward Elgar
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2018
Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School
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authoritarianism, constitutionalism, hermeneutic of suspicion, ideology, fascism, court packing

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A Left of Liberal Interpretation of Trump's ‘Big’ Win, Part One: Neoliberalism

1 Nev. L. J. Forum 98 (2017), Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 17-32
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 May 2017 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2017
Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School
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Elections, Federalism, Neoliberalism, Globalization, Ghetto, Unstable Equilibrium

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Proportionality and 'Deference' in Contemporary Constitutional Thought

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 17-09
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 16 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 19 May 2017
Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School
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law, constitutional law, legal theory, comparative law

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Consciousness, Doctrine, and Politics in the History of American Family Law

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 21-40
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 03 Oct 2021 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2021
Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School
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Family Law, American Legal History, Legal Consciousness, Law and Sexuality

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Law Distributes I: Ricardo Marx Cls

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 07 Apr 2021
Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School
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The Short Happy Life of the Yale Program in Law and Modernization: From the Cold War to Comparative Legal Sociology and Critical Legal Studies

Revista Estudos Institucionais, v. 7, n. 2, maio/ago. 2021, 7 Journal of Institutional Studies 2 (2021), Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1717
Number of pages: 137 Posted: 20 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2021
University of Wisconsin Law School, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Columbia University, Harvard Law School and University of Wisconsin Law School
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Law and Development, Cold War Social Science, Critical Legal Studies, Modernization Theory, Yale Law School, Legal Sociology, Legal Thought, Foreign Policy, Law and Society, Legal History

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Utopian Rationalism in American Legal Thought: A Critique of the Hart & Sacks Legal Process Materials

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 23-44
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Oct 2022 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2023
Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School
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Legal Process Materials, Hart & Sacks, Reasoned Elaboration, Institutional Competence, Indeterminacy, Law of the Mixed Economy

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The Bitter Ironies of Williams V. Walker-Thomas Furniture Co. In the First Year Law School Curriculum

Buffalo Law Review Vol. 71, No. 2, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 23-18
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 14 Jun 2023 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2023
Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School
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Contracts; Unconscionability; Law and Economics; Law and Political Economy; Williams v. Walker-Thomas Furniture Co.; Critical Race Theory; Critical Legal Studies; Legal Education; Consumer Protection; Poor Black Neighborhoods; Abusive Credit Terms; Intersectionality

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In Defense of Rent Control and Rent Caps

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 03 Mar 2023
Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School
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Rent Control; Housing Law; Law and Political Economy; Gentrification; Eviction

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Foreword: Theorizing Contemporary Legal Thought

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 78, No. 1, 2015
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 13 Apr 2015
Justin Desautels-Stein and Duncan Kennedy
University of Colorado Law School and Harvard Law School
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A Social Psychological Interpretation of the Hermeneutic of Suspicion in Contemporary Legal Thought

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Mar 2017
Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School
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Hermeneutic of suspicion, projection, role conflict, path dependence in legal reasoning, substantive justice vs. legality, critical legal studies, realist vs. believer cause lawyers

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Provocation as Strategy: An Interview with Duncan Kennedy

The South Atlantic Quarterly 121:2 (April 2022), p. 377, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 23-30
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 27 Mar 2023 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2023
Duncan Kennedy and Corinne Blalock
Harvard Law School and Yale Law School
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Critical Legal Studies (CLS), Legal Education, Legal Theory, Law and Political Economy (LPE), Strategy for Change, European Critical Theory, Legal Realism, Warren Court

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My Path to Law and Modernization at Yale, 1968-70: A Memoir of Radicalization

Revista Estudos Institucionais v. 7, n. 2, p.753-767 (2021)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 03 Mar 2023
Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School
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Yale Law School; Law and Development; Law and Modernization; Law and Society; Legal Education; Critical Legal Studies; Radicalism

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The Ex Post Distributive Case for "Insurance-Like" Compulsory Terms in Consumer Contracts

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 May 2021
Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School
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Boola!

in Social Text no. 49, pp. 31-36, 1996, Duke University Press
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 27 Apr 2023
Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School
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Labor Law; Yale Law School; Higher Education; Graduate Student Unionization; Radicalism

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A Critique of Adjudication (Fin De Siecle)

(1997), Harvard University Press.
Posted: 29 Oct 1997
Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School

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Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 667
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Intersectionality and Critical Race Theory: A Genealogical Note from a CLS Point of View

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 30 Aug 2017
Duncan Kennedy
Harvard Law School
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intersectionality, critical race theory, critical legal studies, sociology of law, legal theory, antidiscrination law, race and gender