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Author Schlegel, John Henry, author.

Title American legal realism and empirical social science / John Henry Schlegel
Published Chapel Hill ; London : University of North Carolina Press, [1995]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 418 pages)
Series Studies in legal history
Studies in legal history.
Contents Legal science, social science, and professional identity -- Empirical legal research at Yale: Charles E. Clark and William O. Douglas -- Empirical legal research at Yale: the singular case of Underhill Moore -- Empirical legal research at Johns Hopkins: Walter Wheeler Cook and his friends -- Empirical legal research since World War II: the reinvention of the square wheel -- Afterword: on the history of intellectuals, including lawyers
Summary John Henry Schlegel recovers a largely ignored aspect of American Legal Realism, a movement in legal thought in the 1920's and 1930's that sought to bring the modern notion of empirical science into the study and teaching of law. 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 school curricula
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-402) and index
Notes Online resource (HeinOnline, viewed August 29, 2016)
Subject Jurisprudence -- Research -- United States -- History
Jurisprudence -- United States -- Methodology
Law -- United States -- Methodology
Social sciences -- Research -- United States -- History
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Judicial Branch.
LAW -- Legal Services.
LAW -- Civil Procedure.
LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
HISTORY -- United States -- General.
Jurisprudence -- Methodology.
Jurisprudence -- Research.
Law -- Methodology.
Social sciences -- Research.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585027978
Other Titles American legal realism & empirical social science