- Introduction and Guide for the Reader
- Notes on the Contributors
- Equity Property and Obligation
- The Nature and Functions of the State
- Review of Executive Action
- Judicial Review of Legislation
- Criminal law
- Criminology Crime's Changing Boundaries
- The International Legal Order
- Human Rights
- The European Union: Discipline Building Meets Polity Building
- Complex Polities
- The Welfare State
- Health: The Health Care System, Therapeutic Relationships, and Public Health
- Global Development and Impoverishment
- International Business and Commerce
- Intellectual Property
- The Media
- Abortion and Reproductive Rights
- The Environment
- Legislation and Rule-Making
- Civil Processes
- Criminal Process
- Lawyers and Legal Services
- International Legal Sanction Processes
- A Transnational Concept of Law
- Historical Research in Law
- Empirical Research in Law
- Legal Education
- The Role of Academics in the Legal System
- A Century of Legal Studies
- Law as an Autonomous Discipline
Abstract and Keywords
This article considers the ways in which legal scholars relate to and participate in practical legal affairs. The discussion covers audiences and influence of legal scholars in the United Kingdom; the relationship between the American legal academy and the institutions; civil law systems; the nature of international legal scholarship; and the influence of international legal scholars on international law.
William Twining was Quain Professor of Jurisprudence from 1983–96 at University College London, where he is now Research Professor of Law. He has been President of the Society of Public Teachers of Law (SPTL), Chairman of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association, and is a Fellow of the British Academy. His recent books include Blackstone's Tower: The English Law School (Hamlyn Lectures, 1994), Law in Context: Enlarging a Discipline (Oxford University Press, 1997), Globalisation and Legal Theory (Butterworth, 2000), and The Great Juristic Bazaar (Ashgate, 2002).
Ward Farnsworth is an Associate Professor at the Boston University School of Law. He previously served as a law clerk to Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States and to Hon. Richard A. Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. His writings include ‘Talking Out of School: Notes on the Transmission of Intellectual Capital from the Legal Academy to Public Tribunals’, Boston University Law Review 81 (2001), 13.
Stefan Vogenauer is Professor of Comparative Law, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford
Fernando Tesón is Tobias Simon Eminent Scholar at Florida State University. He is the author of Humanitarian Intervention: An Inquiry into Law and Morality (2nd edn., Transnational Publishers, 1997), and A Philosophy of International Law (Westview Press, 1998). He has published many articles on international law and political philosophy, most recently ‘Self-Defeating Symbolism in Politics’ (with Guido Pincione), The Journal of Philosophy, 98 (Dec. 2001), and ‘The Liberal Case for Humanitarian Intervention’, forthcoming in J. Holzgrefe and R. Keohane (eds.), Humanitarian Intervention: Ethical, Legal, and Political Dilemmas (Cambridge University Press). Professor Tesón has taught and lectured widely in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.
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