Beever on the Discourse of Academic Lawyers

Allan Beever (Auckland University of Technology – Faculty of Business & Law) has posted Engagement, Criticism and the Academic Lawyer (27 New Zealand Universities Law Review 79-93 (2017)) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: This article examines and criticises the way in which academic lawyers relate to the work of their colleagues. It does so by examining two recent reviews of A Theory of Tort Liability, one of which appeared in an earlier edition of this journal. It explains that, due to a lack of commitment to the principle of charity and a lack of engagement with the arguments of interlocutors, much academic disagreement misses its mark. The article suggests that for these reasons serious deficiencies exist within the discipline of academic lawyering.

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