"The editors provide an introduction to each article, making the sophisticated scholarship more accessible and highlighting connections among articles whose subjects range from contracts to republican theory. While not everyone will agree with the editors' selections, Professors David Kennedy and William Fisher have undeniably performed a valuable service to scholars and students and have provided an important baseline for understanding legal thought."--Harvard Law Review
"[This book] is invaluable evidence that the study of law and the distinctive arguments and claims characteristic to legal practice and academia, are worthy of study as an autonomous discipline. In an age where the legal academy is increasingly moving toward a 'law and --' model of scholarship, this weighty reminder that the law warrants its own study could not be more timely."--Aziz Huq, New York Law Journal
"[W]hile this specialized and sophisticated compendium is not light summer reading, it is for the interested scholar with some legal background who wants a survey of contemporary American legal thought and the grounding to take that interest further."--George Conyne, American Studies
"There is much in this compilation to admire, and it would actually make sense to make every American law professor . . . read and ponder these pieces."--Stephen B. Presser, The American Lawyer
From the Inside Flap
"Legal thought is a much broader category, and one of more general interest to law students, than jurisprudence, but until now there has been no collection available to readers. By bringing together these classic pieces exemplifying the main themes and schools of modern American legal thought, this book will be extremely useful to any teacher of the subject."--Robert W. Gordon, Yale Law School, editor of The Legacy of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
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