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Legal pedagogy and its discontents

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 May 2020

Richard Abel*
Connell Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor, UCLA
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I taught torts and legal profession at six US law schools over the course of forty years (1969–2008). This paper describes my efforts to incorporate socio-legal studies and critical legal studies into my teaching and my reflections on how successful this was.

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This is the first of a series of ‘Reflections’ in which leading writers in the field of sociology of law will be asked to reflect on their experience of writing, teaching, researching or policy-making.


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