Between-the-Wars Social Thought: Karl Llewellyn, Legal Realism, and the Uniform Commercial Code in Context

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Allen R. Kamp

John Marshall Law School University of Illinois Chicgo

Date Written: May 25, 1995

Abstract

My thesis is unsurprising. Karl Llewellyn, who believed that law should reflect the reality of society, was influenced by contemporary social science. Llewellyn and his contemporaries, collectively referred to as "Legal Realists," were a group of elite academics, from Yale, Harvard, and Columbia.' These Legal Realists were generally modernist, leftist, reform-oriented, and influenced by anthropology and institutional economics.

Keywords: Legal history, jurisprudence, legal realism, Llewellwyn. Uniform Commercial Code

JEL Classification: B15, D60,E20, E65, K12, N12

Suggested Citation

Kamp, Allen R., Between-the-Wars Social Thought: Karl Llewellyn, Legal Realism, and the Uniform Commercial Code in Context (May 25, 1995). Albany Law Review, Vol. 59, No. 325, 1995, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2784339

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