The Scale and the Reactor

29 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2022

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Ryan Calo

University of Washington - School of Law; Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society; Yale Law School Information Society Project

Date Written: April 9, 2022

Abstract

The mainstream American legal academy, no less than American society as a whole, has struggled to understand and address new technology. Law professors are finally beginning to draw from science and technology studies (STS), a longstanding field devoted to greater nuance in the interplay between technology and society. This new direction for the field holds the potential to improve the quality and rigor of legal analysis of technology. Yet even as law and technology embraces STS, the field must take care not to abandon the normativity and pragmatism that characterizes and distinguishes American legal scholarship.

Keywords: science and technology studies, STS, law and technology

Suggested Citation

Calo, Ryan, The Scale and the Reactor (April 9, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4079851 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4079851

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