Critical Legal Studies
THE OXFORD INTERNATIONAL ENCYLOPEDIA OF LEGAL HISTORY, Vol. 295, Stanley N. Katz, ed., 2009
6 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2010
Date Written: June 30, 2010
This brief encyclopedia entry, written for the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History, discusses the origins and implications of critical legal studies as a political movement and an intellectual tendency. The entry attempts to chart the intellectual forerunners, the intellectual contributions, the politics, and the legacies of critical legal studies. It also describes the attacks on cls and the anti-intellectual consequences of these attacks for the American legal academy.
Keywords: critical legal studies, critical theory, liberal legalism, dissent, McCarthyism
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