40 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2010
Date Written: November 10, 2010
This article will address some criticisms of legal realism, primarily those of H.L.A. Hart, that have been unanswered in the literature and have appeared to discredit the realist approach to law. The article will also articulate what I believe to be more difficult problems with legal realism.
Keywords: Legal Realism, Positivism, Judicial Decisions, H.L.A. Hart
JEL Classification: K40, K49, K10, K30
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
D'Amato, Anthony, The Limits of Legal Realism (November 10, 2010). Yale Law Journal, Vol. 87, No. 3, 1978; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-76. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1707127