The Role of Academics in the Legal System

William Twining, Ward Farnsworth, Stefan Vogenauer and Tesón Fernando

in The Oxford Handbook of Legal Studies

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780199248179
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:
The Role of Academics in the Legal System


This article considers the ways in which legal scholars relate to and participate in practical legal affairs. The discussion covers audiences and influence of legal scholars in the United Kingdom; the relationship between the American legal academy and the institutions; civil law systems; the nature of international legal scholarship; and the influence of international legal scholars on international law.

Keywords: legal scholars; legal affairs; civil law; international legal scholarship; international law

Article.  14498 words. 

Subjects: Law ; Legal System and Practice

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