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Lawyers for the Future

Neil Duxbury

in Patterns of American Jurisprudence

Published in print July 1997 | ISBN: 9780198264910
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682865 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264910.003.0004
Lawyers for the Future

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This chapter considers the work of Harold Lasswell and Myres McDougal, the principal proponents of policy science, and it specifically develops a critical intellectual history of their jurisprudence. The jurisprudence of Lasswell and McDougal marks the first American effort to conceive of what might broadly be termed lawyering—legal teaching, research, practice and decision-making—as an overtly political endeavour. Lasswell and McDougal begin to move American jurisprudence onwards from legal realism. Jurisprudence, politics and propaganda are also described, as is the reinvention of the American law school.

Keywords: lawyers; Harold Lasswell; Myres McDougal; policy science; American jurisprudence; lawyering; law school

Chapter.  20954 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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