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 this critique Duncan Kennedy argues that the hierarchical organization of legal education is largely unnecessary and harmful, as well as culturally retrograde, and that it reinforces a similarly destructive hierarchy in the bar and society as a whole. However, Kennedy proposes a radical egalitarian alternative vision of what legal education should become and a…  See more details below

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"In this critique Duncan Kennedy argues that the hierarchical organization of legal education is largely unnecessary and harmful, as well as culturally retrograde, and that it reinforces a similarly destructive hierarchy in the bar and society as a whole. 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 days 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 original text is reprinted here, 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 describe the context in which Kennedy wrote the book, including a brief history of critical legal studies.

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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

Introduction1
Legal education and the reproduction of hierarchy : a polemic against the system9
Reproducing the right sort of hierarchy145
The spiritual foundation of attachment to hierarchy154
Power and resistance in contemporary legal education168
Of time and the pedagogy of critical legal studies185
Afterword202

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