Critical Legal Studies

THE OXFORD INTERNATIONAL ENCYLOPEDIA OF LEGAL HISTORY, Vol. 295, Stanley N. Katz, ed., 2009

6 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2010  

Pierre Schlag

University of Colorado Law School

Date Written: June 30, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Schlag, Pierre, Critical Legal Studies (June 30, 2010). THE OXFORD INTERNATIONAL ENCYLOPEDIA OF LEGAL HISTORY, Vol. 295, Stanley N. Katz, ed., 2009 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1632981

Pierre Schlag (Contact Author)

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

Campus Box 401
Boulder, CO 80309
United States
303-492-3110 (Phone)
303-492-1200 (Fax)

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