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).

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1408

Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-38

Posted: 6 Apr 2017 Last revised: 20 Jun 2017

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Elizabeth Mertz

University of Wisconsin - Madison; American Bar Foundation

Stewart Macaulay

University of Wisconsin Law School

Thomas W. Mitchell

Texas A&M University School of Law

Date Written: May 1, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mertz, Elizabeth Ellen and Macaulay, Stewart and Mitchell, Thomas W., New Legal Realism Volume I: Translating Law-and-Society for Today's Legal Practice (May 1, 2016). 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).; Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1408; Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-38. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2947323

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