In Search of Authority, Rebellion and Action

Sortuz: Journal of Emergent Socio-legal Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2009

13 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2010

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Olivia Barr

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law

Luis Eslava

University of Kent - Kent Law School

Yoriko Otomo

SOAS, University of London

Date Written: December 21, 2009

Abstract

This article introduces the key thematics of this special edited collection within a frame of critical legal scholarship. How do lawyers constitute, question and re-make their relation to law and to legal writing? What is at stake in displacing or in claiming law? In co-writing this article, the editors have found it helpful to narrate their own journeys into law in the first person in the ‘Episode’ of Part I. Part II reflects on the risks inherent in searching for authority, rebellion and action in relation to law. Part III outlines some responses to those risks, in terms of the strategic methodologies engaged by the authors included in this edition.

Keywords: Law, Methodology, Authority, Rebellion, Action

Suggested Citation

Barr, Olivia and Eslava, Luis and Otomo, Yoriko, In Search of Authority, Rebellion and Action (December 21, 2009). Sortuz: Journal of Emergent Socio-legal Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1526883

Olivia Barr

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney
Australia

Luis Eslava (Contact Author)

University of Kent - Kent Law School ( email )

Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NS
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.kent.ac.uk/law/people/academic/Eslava,_Luis.html

Yoriko Otomo

SOAS, University of London ( email )

Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square: College Buildings 541
London, WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

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