Law School Enters the Matrix: Teaching Critical Legal Studies

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 54, p. 201, 2004

19 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2007

Abstract

Critical legal theory should be more widely taught as a useful way of analyzing the law. Recent critiques of CLS do not diminish its usefulness as a tool for teaching critical thinking. Many professors, however, find it difficult to convey the essential concept of CLS in a way students can grasp. This article suggests that the popular movie The Matrix may provide a method of explaining critical theory to students.

Keywords: CLS, critical theory, critical legal studies

JEL Classification: K1, K19

Suggested Citation

Anderson, Jerry L., Law School Enters the Matrix: Teaching Critical Legal Studies. Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 54, p. 201, 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=978053

Jerry L. Anderson (Contact Author)

Drake University Law School ( email )

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