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Legal Theory and Practice, 83 Georgetown Law Journal 2579 (1995)


Even a cursory reading of the course catalogues of most American law schools indicates that the number of "theory" courses available in the curriculum has increased. So, too, has the number of faculty members with advanced degrees in academic fields. Among those without advanced degrees, moreover, the commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and instruction appears to be at an all time high. The (more or less "high") theory invasion has not been restricted to electives and advanced courses. Discussions of justice, efficiency, interpretive theory, and the sociology of knowledge are now familiar in basic torts, contracts, procedure, constitutional law, and criminal law courses.

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