Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy: A Polemic Against the System / Edition 1 by Duncan Kennedy, Mark Moberg | | 9780814747780 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy: A Polemic Against the System / Edition 1

Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy: A Polemic Against the System / Edition 1

by Duncan Kennedy, Mark Moberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814747787

ISBN-13: 9780814747780

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: New York University Press

In 1983 Harvard law professor Duncan Kennedy self-published a biting critique of the law school system called Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy. This controversial booklet was reviewed in several major law journals—unprecedented for a self-published work—and influenced a generation of law students and teachers.

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In 1983 Harvard law professor Duncan Kennedy self-published a biting critique of the law school system called Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy. This controversial booklet was reviewed in several major law journals—unprecedented for a self-published work—and influenced a generation of law students and teachers.

In this well-known critique, Duncan Kennedy argues that legal education reinforces class, race, and gender inequality in our society. However, Kennedy proposes a radical egalitarian alternative vision of what legal education should become, and a strategy, starting from the anarchist idea of workplace organizing, for struggle in that direction. Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy is comprehensive, covering everything about law school from the first day to moot court to job placement to life after law school. Kennedy's book remains one of the most cited works on American legal education.

The visually striking original text is reprinted here, making it available to a new generation. The text is buttressed by commentaries by five prominent legal scholars who consider its meaning for today, as well as by an introduction and afterword by the author that describes the context in which Kennedy wrote the book, including a brief history of critical legal studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814747780
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
Critical America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Duncan Kennedy
Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy: A Polemic against the System
Duncan Kennedy
Reproducing the Right Sort of Hierarchy
Paul Carrington
The Spiritual Foundation of Attachment to Hierarchy
Peter Gabel
Power and Resistance in Contemporary Legal Education
Angela Harris and Donna Maeda
Of Time and the Pedagogy of Critical Legal Studies
Janet Halley
Afterword
Duncan Kennedy
About the Contributors

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