Beyond Mirrors: Lawrence Friedman's Moving Pictures

Law and Society Review, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 995-1016, 1988

23 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2010

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Aviam Soifer

University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law

Date Written: January 1, 1988

Abstract

Lawrence Friedman is a rare and remarkable phenomenon. He is a counter who thinks and a thinker who counts. He is aware of paradoxes such as the fact that "Everybody is an individual; everybody is also a conformist" (1985b: 102). More specifically, Friedman is particularly knowledgeable about the limitations and unpredictable consequences of efforts at legal reform. Yet, surprisingly, he seems somehow to be able to escape transforming his healthy skepticism into cynicism.

Suggested Citation

Soifer, Aviam, Beyond Mirrors: Lawrence Friedman's Moving Pictures (January 1, 1988). Law and Society Review, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 995-1016, 1988. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1539667

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