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How To Fix Legal Scholarmush, Adam Kolber Oct 2020

How To Fix Legal Scholarmush, Adam Kolber

Indiana Law Journal

Legal scholars often fail to distinguish descriptive claims about what the law is from normative claims about what it ought to be. The distinction couldn’t be more important, yet scholars frequently mix it up, leading them to mistake legal authority for moral authority, treat current law as a justification for itself, and generally use rhetorical strategies more appropriate for legal practice than scholarship. As a result, scholars sometimes talk past each other, generating not scholarship but “scholarmush.”

In recent years, legal scholarship has been criticized as too theoretical. When it comes to normative scholarship, however, the criticism is off the …


The Material Basis Of Jurisprudence, Richard A. Posner Jan 1993

The Material Basis Of Jurisprudence, Richard A. Posner

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Independent Professional Power And The Search For A Legal Ideology With A Progressive Bite, Bryant G. Garth Apr 1987

Independent Professional Power And The Search For A Legal Ideology With A Progressive Bite, Bryant G. Garth

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Challenge Of Jurisprudence: To Build A Science And Philosophy Of Law, Jerome Hall Jan 1951

The Challenge Of Jurisprudence: To Build A Science And Philosophy Of Law, Jerome Hall

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


The Jurisprudence Of Thomas Jefferson, L. K. Caldwell Apr 1943

The Jurisprudence Of Thomas Jefferson, L. K. Caldwell

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


A Legal Gospel For An Industrial Age, Anan Raymond Mar 1932

A Legal Gospel For An Industrial Age, Anan Raymond

Indiana Law Journal

An address delivered before the Indiana State Bar Association at Lafayette, Indiana, July 9, 1931.