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A Dictionary of Legal Theory

Posted: 7 Sep 2004 Last revised: 26 Feb 2008

Brian Bix

University of Minnesota Law School


Legal theory encompasses a wide range of disciplines and approaches, from analytical theories to critical approaches and from economic analysis to postmodernism. A Dictionary of Legal Theory, published by Oxford University Press, offers both simple introductions to the standard terms and key figures of each area, and more detailed discussions of the central topics.

Keywords: legal theory, legal philosophy, jurisprudence, law and economics

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Bix, Brian, A Dictionary of Legal Theory. Brian Bix, A DICTIONARY OF LEGAL THEORY, Oxford University Press, 2004. Available at SSRN:

Brian Bix (Contact Author)

University of Minnesota Law School ( email )

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