The Structure of Classical Public Law
Notre Dame Law School
University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 75, 2008
Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1316
Duncan Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of Classical Legal Thought circulated in manuscript for three decades before it was formally published in 2006. This essay reviews the book's treatment of Classical public law, focusing on its two principal contributions to the historiography of the subject: the concept of legal consciousness, and the structural analysis of constitutional doctrine.
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Keywords: Classical legal thought, Duncan Kennedy, constitutional history, legal consciousness, structuralism
Date posted: October 15, 2009 ; Last revised: May 1, 2013