Between-the-Wars Social Thought: Karl Llewellyn, Legal Realism, and the Uniform Commercial Code in Context
75 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2016 Last revised: 23 Aug 2016
Date Written: May 25, 1995
My thesis is unsurprising. Karl Llewellyn, who believed that law should reflect the reality of society, was influenced by contemporary social science. Llewellyn and his contemporaries, collectively referred to as "Legal Realists," were a group of elite academics, from Yale, Harvard, and Columbia.' These Legal Realists were generally modernist, leftist, reform-oriented, and influenced by anthropology and institutional economics.
Keywords: Legal history, jurisprudence, legal realism, Llewellwyn. Uniform Commercial Code
JEL Classification: B15, D60,E20, E65, K12, N12
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