Law, Life, and Lore

Law, Life, and Lore : It's Too Late to Stop Now

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Law is best interpreted in the context of the traditions and cultures that have shaped its development, implementation, and acceptance. However, these can never be assessed truly objectively: individual interpreters of legal theory need to reflect on how their own experiences create the framework within which they understand legal concepts. Theory is not separate from practice, but one kind of practice. It is rooted in the world, even if it is not grounded by it. In this highly original volume, Allan C. Hutchinson takes up the challenge of self-reflection about how his upbringing, education, and scholarship contributed to his legal insights and analysis. Through this honest examination of key episodes in his own life and work, Hutchinson produces unique interpretations of fundamental legal concepts. This book is required reading for every lawyer or legal scholar who wants to analyse critically where he or she stands when they practice and study law.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 15mm | 360g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 1108431267
  • 9781108431262
  • 64,340

Table of contents

1. Taking a stand: politics, prisons and football; 2. Doing the business: judges, academics, and intellectuals; 3. If Derrida played football; 4. Hurly-Berle: corporate governance and democracy; 5. Fashion police v. Supreme Court: a dressing down?; 6. The politics of The Charter: a critical approach; 7. Judicial indiscretions: asking about law in all the wrongs ways; 8. Why I don't teach administrative law (and perhaps why I should); 9. Into the black hole: toward a fresh approach to Tort causation; 10. Some 'what if?' thoughts: notes on Donoghue; 11. Les Miserables Redux: law and the poor; 12. Too late to stop now: law, life and lore.
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About Allan C. Hutchinson

Allan C. Hutchinson is a Distinguished Research Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto. He was awarded the University-wide Teaching Award, and has held a variety of visiting appointments around the world, including Cardiff, London, Sydney, Monash, Toronto, and Harvard. He has also been elected to the Royal Society of Canada. As well as publishing over twenty-five books, he is the author of many essays, notes, and comments in a range of popular newspaper outlets and is a regular contributor to the media.
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