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by Paul F. Campos,Pierre Schlag,Steven D. Smith

Author: Paul F. Campos,Pierre Schlag,Steven D. Smith
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Books (October 22, 1996)
Pages: 288 pages
Category: Politics
Rating: 4.6
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Against the Law is must reading, especially for those who believe that Law does or can embody Reason and Morality. Campos, Schlag, and Smith, ever the iconoclasts, raise profound questions about both the truth of these claims and their meaning

Against the Law is must reading, especially for those who believe that Law does or can embody Reason and Morality. Campos, Schlag, and Smith, ever the iconoclasts, raise profound questions about both the truth of these claims and their meaning. All legal theorists will benefit from the encounter with this highly intelligent, quite original, and unflinchingly skeptical work. "Against the Law" is a sometimes playful, sometimes pungent polemic about the state of legal theory today.

Against the Law is must reading, especially for those who believe that Law does or can embody Reason and Morality. Larry Alexander, University of San Diego School of Law. From the Back Cover.

Paul F. Campos, Pierre Schlag, and Steven D. Smith challenge the conventional representations of the legal system . Three law professors wrote this book. Smith’s a conservative. Schlag is probably a leftist, but spends a lot of time thinking about invisible elephants. Smith challenge the conventional representations of the legal system that are articulated and defended by American A fundamental critique of American law and legal thought, Against the Law consists of a series of essays written from three different perspectives that coalesce into a deep criticism of contemporary legal culture. I have no idea what Campos is, other than somehow connected with my man David Brockington. Smith challenge the conventional . Smith challenge the conventional representations of the legal system that are articulated and defended by American legal scholars. Unorthodox, irreverent, and provocative, Against the Law demonstrates that for many in the legal community, law has become a kind of substitute religion-an essentially idolatrous practice composed of systematic on and self-deception.

Against the law. by. Campos, Paul F; Schlag, Pierre; Smith, Steven D. (Steven Douglas), 1952 . (Steven Douglas), 1952-.

by Paul F. Campos, Pierre Schlag, Steven D. Smith. ISBN 9780822318415 (978-0-8223-1841-5) Softcover, Duke University Press Books, 1996. Find signed collectible books: 'Against the Law (Constitutional Conflicts)'. Against the Law (Constitutional Conflicts): ISBN 9780822318415 (978-0-8223-1841-5) Softcover, Duke University Press Books, 1996.

Series: Constitutional Conflicts - book list. Against the Law. Written by Paul F. Campos, Pierre Schlag and Steven D. Series Constitutional Conflicts. Duke University Press Books. A fundamental critique of American law and legal thought, Against the Law consists of a series of essays written from three different perspectives that coalesce into a deep criticism of contemporary legal culture. Published: 22nd October 1996.

Pierre Schlag (born March 3, 1954) is a legal theorist and the Byron R. White Professor at the University of Colorado Law School. Generally associated with the critical legal studies movement and school of legal thought, his contributions to the modern legal canon have primarily focused on the subjects of aesthetics and the law, Constitutional interpretation, deconstruction, subjectivity, and broader 'meta' critiques of legal institutions, publications, and thought

A fundamental critique of American law and legal thought, Against the Law consists of a series of essays written from three different perspectives that coalesce into a deep criticism of contemporary legal culture. Paul F. Campos, Pierre Schlag, and Steven D. Smith challenge the conventional representations of the legal system that are articulated and defended by American legal scholars. Unorthodox, irreverent, and provocative, Against the Law demonstrates that for many in the legal community, law has become a kind of substitute religion—an essentially idolatrous practice composed of systematic self-misrepresentation and self-deception.Linked by a persistent inquiry into the nature and identity of “the law,” these essays are informed by the conviction that the conventional representations of law, both in law schools and the courts, cannot be taken at face value—that the law, as commonly conceived, makes no sense. The authors argue that the relentlessly normative prescriptions of American legal thinkers are frequently futile and, indeed, often pernicious. They also argue that the failure to recognize the role that authorship must play in the production of legal thought plagues both the teaching and the practice of American law. Ranging from the institutional to the psychological and metaphysical deficiencies of the American legal system, the depth of criticism offered by Against the Law is unprecedented. In a departure from the nearly universal legitimating and reformist tendencies of American legal thought, this book will be of interest not only to the legal academics under attack in the book, but also to sociologists, historians, and social theorists. More particularly, it will engage all the American lawyers who suspect that there is something very wrong with the nature and direction of their profession, law students who anticipate becoming part of that profession, and those readers concerned with the status of the American legal system.