Why We Are All Jurisprudes (or, at Least, Should Be)

66 Journal of Legal Education 29 (2016)

Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2016-1034

9 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2016 Last revised: 2 May 2017

Date Written: April 1, 2016

Abstract

This essay is a lightly revised speech I presented at a symposium on The Future of Legal Scholarship in April 2016 at Northeastern University School of Law. It presents a brief overview of the questions that have traditionally occupied the field of jurisprudence, flags up a growing movement within the field to eliminate these questions, and defends the view that getting the right answers to these questions remains an important project.

Keywords: Jurisprudence, Scholarship, Legal Positivism, Legal Obligation, Moral Obligation, Eliminativism

Suggested Citation

Dempsey, Michelle Madden, Why We Are All Jurisprudes (or, at Least, Should Be) (April 1, 2016). 66 Journal of Legal Education 29 (2016), Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2016-1034, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2858393

Michelle Madden Dempsey (Contact Author)

Villanova University School of Law ( email )

299 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085
United States

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