Varieties of New Legal Realism: Can a New World Order Prompt a New Legal Theory? (A Synopsis)

The Legal Workshop, January 2010

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-17

6 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2010 Last revised: 2 Mar 2010

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Victoria Nourse

Georgetown University Law Center

Gregory Shaffer

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Abstract

This synopsis is to our article Varieties of New Legal Realism: Can a New World Order Prompt a New Legal Theory? The synopsis and article map and analyze three varieties of a new legal realism. We contend that these varieties of new legal realism provide responses to a “new formalism,” that of neoclassical law and economics. We conclude by outlining a “dynamic new realism” which builds from what we consider to be the best of the new legal realism.

Keywords: Legal Realism, Legal Theory, Behavioral Law And Economics, Institutionalism, Contextualism, Attitudinal Model, New Legal Realism, New Formalism, Dynamic Realism, Law And Politics, Mediating Theory, Recursivity

Suggested Citation

Nourse, Victoria and Shaffer, Gregory C., Varieties of New Legal Realism: Can a New World Order Prompt a New Legal Theory? (A Synopsis). The Legal Workshop, January 2010, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-17, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1557714

Victoria Nourse

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

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Gregory C. Shaffer (Contact Author)

University of California, Irvine School of Law ( email )

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Ste. 1000
Irvine, CA 92612
United States

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