New Legal Realism Volume I: Translating Law-and-Society for Today's Legal Practice
Elizabeth Mertz, Thomas W. Mitchell, Stewart Macaulay (eds.), New Legal Realism Volume 1: Translating Law-and-Society for Today's Legal Practice, Cambridge University Press: New York (2016).
Posted: 6 Apr 2017 Last revised: 20 Jun 2017
Date Written: May 1, 2016
This is the first of two volumes announcing the emergence of the new legal realism as a field of study. At a time when the legal academy is turning to social science for new approaches, these volumes chart a new course for interdisciplinary research by synthesizing law on the ground, empirical research, and theory. Volume 1 lays the groundwork for this novel and comprehensive approach with an innovative mix of theoretical, historical, pedagogical, and empirical perspectives. Their empirical work covers such wide-ranging topics as the financial crisis, intellectual property battles, the legal disenfranchisement of African-American landowners, and gender and racial prejudice on law school faculties. The methodological blueprint offered here will be essential for anyone interested in the future of law-and-society.
Published May 2017 by Cambridge University Press: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9781107071131.
Keywords: Legal Realism, Law and Society, financial crisis, disenfranchisement, social sciences, intellectual property, socio-legal studies
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