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On Professors and Poor People - A Jurisprudential Memoir

19 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2008  

Robert E. Rodes Jr.

Notre Dame Law School


This article describes the origin and sources of the author's jurisprudential doctrine, and his adoption of liberation theology as a way of reconciling Sociological Jurisprudence with the philosophy of history. It argues that the pursuit of justice is eschatologically validated even though its historical fruition is problematical. It goes on to discuss the working out in legal practice of the liberationists' call for a preferential option for the poor.

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Rodes, Robert E., On Professors and Poor People - A Jurisprudential Memoir. Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2007; Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 08-01. Available at SSRN:

Robert Rodes (Contact Author)

Notre Dame Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 780
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0780
United States

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