Chapter 38. Legal Scholarship

  1. Dennis Patterson Professor2,3,4
  1. Edward L. Rubin

Published Online: 27 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320114.ch38

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition

How to Cite

Rubin, E. L. (2010) Legal Scholarship, in A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition (ed D. Patterson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320114.ch38

Editor Information

  1. 2

    European University Institute, Florence, Italy

  2. 3

    Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey, USA

  3. 4

    Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom

Author Information

  1. John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170062

Online ISBN: 9781444320114

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Keywords:

  • legal scholarship;
  • contours of legal scholarship;
  • descriptive scholarship in law - associated with the treatise;
  • descriptive work, dominant form of ordinary legal scholarship;
  • prescriptive scholarship - second major form of ordinary legal scholarship;
  • prescriptive scholarship's continued tendency - addressing itself to the judiciary;
  • prescriptive and descriptive modes of scholarship - merging more, empirical legal scholarship;
  • jurisprudence, as separate category of legal scholarship;
  • distinction between jurisprudence and philosophy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Contours of Legal Scholarship

  • Descriptive Scholarship

  • Prescriptive Scholarship

  • Jurisprudence

  • References