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Law and the Social Sciences, 21 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 171 (1997)

Abstract

There are a large number of "law-ands" ·around: law and philosophy, law and history, law and sociology, law and society, law and critical race theory. A partial explanation for the development of these "law-ands" is that contemplating the law by itself is pretty boring. Just as the International House of Pancakes would probably not long survive in the competitive marketplace if it just served plain, unadulterated pancakes with no syrup or other condiments, the profession of teaching law would probably (without serious salary adjustments) fail to attract bright, ambitious people if it offered only a life of writing comprehensive but unimaginative treatises and trying to describe legal rules to a bunch of students in daily lectures.

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1997

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