Modern Trends in Legal Thoughts: A Jurisprudential Outline

24 Pages Posted: 8 May 2019 Last revised: 11 May 2019

Date Written: April 10, 2019


The subject matter of this paper – Modern Trends in Legal Thoughts – connotes new thinking in Legal theory. Themes like; the current trends in analytical and normative jurisprudence, theories of justice, critical legal studies movement, feminist jurisprudence, critical race theory, and post-modernist jurisprudence, among others, constitute strands of the ‘new’ jurisprudential thoughts to be examined in this paper. ‘New’ in this context does not mean ‘novel’, because every product of law in the real sense, may be no more than the product of its time and place. This point is further illustrated by the comments of Freeman, M.D.A, that ‘contemporary thinking and contemporary questions have often rekindled interest in, and thrown new lights upon classical writers. It is the intention of this writer to approach the subject as a genealogical exercise, with the hope that at the end of the paper, a modest attempt to build a kind of bridge between theory and practice of law, would at least have been discernible.

Keywords: jurisprudence, schools of thougts, scholars

Suggested Citation

Adeyemi, Babatunde Ajani, Modern Trends in Legal Thoughts: A Jurisprudential Outline (April 10, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

Babatunde Ajani Adeyemi (Contact Author)

Babcock University ( email )

School of Law & Security Studies
Iperu Campus
Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State +234
+2348033160689 (Phone)

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