Critical Legal Studies and a Liberal Critic

West, Cornel

The battle now raging in the legal academy between the Critical Legal Studies movement (CLS) and its critics has taken a decisive turn. Battles over decisions not to hire or give tenure to scholars associated with CLS have been front-page news in the academic community, and the tone of scholarly discussion has become decidedly negative. Much of the criticism has been aimed at one person often considered a guru to CLS, Roberto Unger. His work has inspired sharply negative commentary both here and abroad, and his most recent work, Politics, has received several scathing reviews.



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March 1, 2013