Barrozo on the  Institutional Conditions of Contemporary Legal Thought

Paulo Barrozo (Boston College – Law School) has posted Institutional Conditions of Contemporary Legal Thought (In C. Tomlins & J. Desautels-Stein (Eds.), Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2017)) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: This Chapter contribution to C. Tomlins & J. Desautels-Stein (Eds.), Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought (CUP, 2017), begins with the general thesis that traditions of thought are fragile collective efforts, permanently under risk of collapse along with the lives of those of the latest generation engaged in them. Unless, the Chapter argues, those traditions are properly supported by institutions. In the case of the high traditions of legal thought, the Chapter asks how well the institutions of the contemporary legal academy provide support for them, and what is at stake in their failing to do so. The Chapter demonstrates how law schools fail to provide adequate institutional homes for the…

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