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American legal realism

Wilfrid E. Rumble

American legal realism

skepticism, reform, and the judicial process

by Wilfrid E. Rumble

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Law -- United States -- Philosophy,
    • Judicial process -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliographical footnotes.

      Statementby Wilfrid E. Rumble, Jr.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF380 .R8
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 245 p.
      Number of Pages245
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5606839M
      LC Control Number68014114

      While Legal Realism may adequately serve our descriptive interests, it is far less clear that it adequately addresses a reasonable practical interest we can have for a theory of law, i.e., providing guidance for those interested in adhering to the law. Contribution to Book American Legal Realism . Legal realism. Compared with traditional jurisprudence, known as legal formalism, Llewellyn and the legal realists proposed that the facts and outcomes of specific cases composed the law, rather than logical reasoning from legal rules. They argued that law is not a deductive science.

      The central target of legal realism was legal formalism: the classical view that judges don't make law, but mechanically apply it by logically deducing uniquely correct legal conclusions from a set of clear, consistent, and comprehensive legal rules. American legal realism has aptly been described as "the most important indigenous jurisprudential movement in the United States during the twentieth century". The author is widely recognized as the leading philosophical interpreter of the jurisprudence of American Legal Realism, as well as the most influential proponent of the relevance of the naturalistic turn in philosophy to the problems of legal philosophy. This volume collects newly revised versions of ten of his best-known essays, which set out his reinterpretation of the Legal Realists as Author: Brian Leiter.

      [*] Legal realism has dominated American legal education for over half a century. n2 Despite this prominence, discussions about realism have generally been confined to either the abstract realm of legal theory or the often bitter debate over judicial interpretation. Curiously neglected has been any systematic investigation of the effectFile Size: KB. Naturalizing Jurisprudence Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy Brian Leiter. Provides a definitive philosophical interpretation of American Legal Realism, one of the most influential schools of modern legal thought, and its relationship with other models, including legal positivism and Critical Legal Studies.


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In this book, he explores individual Realist scholars' efforts to challenge the received notion that the study of law was primarily a matter of learning rules and how to manipulate them.

He argues that empirical research was integral to Legal Realism, and he explores why this kind of research did not, finally, become a part of American law. American Legal Realism Edited by William W. Fisher, III, Morton J. Horwitz, and Thomas A.

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According to the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, about its article titled LEGAL REALISMLegal realism was the most significant movement that emerged within American jurisprudence during the s and s.

Numerous factors conditioned this development, including pragmatism, sociological. American Legal Realism. Brian Leiter. Search for more papers by this author. Brian Leiter. Search for more papers by this author. Book Editor(s): Martin P. Golding. Search for more papers by this author.

William A. Edmundson. Search for more papers by this author. First published: 01 January Cited by: It can be divided into two schools of thought- American Realism and the Scandinavian Realists.

American Realism. The ultimate aim of American realism is to reform the law. They recognize the fact that the same cannot be done without understanding it. They are interested in studying the law “as it is” and not “as it ought to be”.

These legal realists borrowed methods from the social sciences to carefully study the law as experienced by lawyers, judges, and average citizens and promoted a progressive vision for American law and society.

Legal realism investigated the nature of legal reasoning, the purpose of law. Understanding Legal Realism Brian Z. Tamanaha* The emergence of legal realism in the early twentieth century is widely seen as a pivotal event in the U.S.

legal tradition. A legal theorist recently attested to “the enormous influence Legal Realism has exercised upon American law and legal education over the last sixty years.”1 Above all else,File Size: KB.

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legal realists think the law is based on empirical reality. there are two main schools: american legal. "American Legal Realism and Empirical Social Science is a refreshing and insightful analysis of the origins, flowering, and demise of 'legal realism.' His book succeeds admirably not only in expanding our understanding of legal realism but also in illuminating both the cultural evolution of the profession of law teaching and the course of academic legal thinking in the twentieth-century United States.

Legal realism revolutionized the study of early law by shifting attention from the written law codes and legal systems to a social relations and culture based approach. This transformation can be described as law in action against law in books. It then considers developments in legal philosophy over the last fifty years, and describes how the essays in this volume reflect one philosopher's and legal scholar's attempt to make sense of what seems to be so compelling about American Legal Realism and, in the process, figure out where that jurisprudence fits into a naturalistic philosophy.

Abstract: This essay sets out the main elements of the revisionary and philosophical interpretation of the jurisprudence of American Legal Realism that I have developed in a. A theory that all law derives from prevailing social interests and public policy. According to this theory, judges consider not only abstract rules, but also social interests and public policy when deciding a case.

In this respect, legal realism differs from legal formalism. Either theory can be understood in a descriptive way, prescriptive way. Abstract. This essay sets out the main elements of the revisionary and philosophical interpretation of the jurisprudence of American Legal Realism that I have developed in a series of articles over the last by:   American Legal Realism Brian Leiter John P.

Wilson Professor of Law and Director, Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values, The Law School at University of Chicago, USACited by: Recommended Citation. Brian Leiter, "American Legal Realism," in The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, W. Edmundson & M.

Golding eds. (Blackwell, ).Cited by: