Further Reflections on Post-Realist Legal Scholarship and Teaching: A Brief Response to Professor Scordato

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Gregory S. Crespi

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

In this article, the author scrutinizes Professor Marin Roger Scordato’s recommendations regarding legal scholarship and teaching in the post-realist era. The author takes issue with some of Scordato’s recommendations on how to resolve the tension between instrumentalism and formalist legal discourse. Rather than devoting the bulk of their instruction to conventional doctrines and formalist analysis, the author suggests that instrumentalist law professors give greater relative emphasis to instrumentalist critiques.

Keywords: descriptive legal scholarship, instrumentalism, formalism, legal teaching, law professors

Suggested Citation

Crespi, Gregory S., Further Reflections on Post-Realist Legal Scholarship and Teaching: A Brief Response to Professor Scordato (2010). Santa Clara Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2010; SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 323. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2843633

Gregory S. Crespi (Contact Author)

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 750116
Dallas, TX 75275
United States

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