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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Buchanan: Legal Scholarship Makes the World a Better Place

WorldNeil H. Buchanan (George Washington), Legal Scholarship Makes the World a Better Place:

This article responds to claims that law professors are engaged in scholarly pursuits that fail to serve important social functions. I argue that legal scholarship “matters” in important ways, and in particular that the legal academy has improved its service to society by embracing interdisciplinary approaches to studying the law.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2014/11/buchanan-legal-scholarship-.html

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Comments

One of the problems with legal scholarship and writing about it is reliance on anecdote. The question is not whether a single article could change things but whether the 300-400 million dollar investment is worth it. To me it seems like an out of control and self indulgence -- even selfish -- system.
http://classbias.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-highest-priced-research-assistants.html
http://classbias.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-highest-priced-research-assistants.html
These are actually two different posts or, if not, the are within a post of two of each other.

Posted by: Jeff Harrison | Nov 12, 2014 11:05:39 AM

When Neil and I agree on something it must be right.

Posted by: mike livingston | Nov 12, 2014 4:40:14 AM

Now only if a disinterested consumer of interdisciplinary legal scholarship (a judge, real lawyer, etc., (assuming such consumers exist)) were making this claim...not a Ph.D. with a J.D...we'd be on to something.

Posted by: Anon | Nov 11, 2014 12:14:18 PM