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Law in Context: Enlarging a Discipline

William Twining


The central theme of this book is that law is a marvellous subject of study, but to do justice to its potential requires an enlargement of vision, multiple perspectives, and a radical reappraisal of the role, culture, and practices of law schools. Treating theory, education, scholarship, publishing, and professional practice as complementary activities, the book explores the history, philosophy, and practical problems of attempts to broaden the study of law in a disciplined way. It draws upon personal experience of law schools throughout the common law world and special knowledge of jurisprude ... More

Keywords: law, law schools, common law, jurisprudence, evidence, torts, legal method, legal theory, legal education, lawyers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198264835
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264835.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Twining, author
University College, London