‘Legal Theory Lexicon: The Veil of Ignorance’

“Law students quickly learn that law school focuses more about the normative (‘Is it a good rule?’) than the descriptive (‘What is the rule?’). (‘Just give me the black letter law!’ is a cry in the wilderness.) Once you’ve learned that lesson, another one quickly follows. (Either it creeps up on you, or perhaps it just hits in one of those glorious a ha moments!) The legal academy (and hopefully your section) is full of diverse (radically different) perspectives on normative questions about the law. …” (more)

[Lawrence Solum, Legal Theory Blog, 5 May]

First posted 2019-05-06 07:31:45

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