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Divergent paths : the academy and the judiciary, Richard A. Posner

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Divergent paths : the academy and the judiciary
Title
Divergent paths
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the academy and the judiciary
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Richard A. Posner
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Language
eng
Summary
Judges and legal scholars talk past one another, if they have any conversation at all. Academics couch their criticisms of judicial decisions in theoretical terms, which leads many judges-at the risk of intellectual stagnation-to dismiss most academic discourse as opaque and divorced from reality. In Divergent Paths, Richard Posner turns his attention to this widening gap within the legal profession, reflecting on its causes and consequences and asking what can be done to close or at least narrow it. The shortcomings of academic legal analysis are real, but they cannot disguise the fact that the modern judiciary has several serious deficiencies that academic research and teaching could help to solve or alleviate. In U.S. federal courts, which is the focus of Posner's analysis of the judicial path, judges confront ever more difficult cases, many involving complex and arcane scientific and technological distinctions, yet continue to be wedded to legal traditions sometimes centuries old. Posner asks how legal education can be made less theory-driven and more compatible with the present and future demands of judging and lawyering. Law schools, he points out, have great potential to promote much-needed improvements in the judiciary, but doing so will require significant changes in curriculum, hiring policy, and methods of educating future judges. If law schools start to focus more on practical problems facing the American legal system rather than on debating its theoretical failures, the gulf separating the academy and the judiciary will narrow.--
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Posner, Richard A
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non fiction
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  • Judicial process
  • Law
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Divergent paths : the academy and the judiciary, Richard A. Posner
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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txt
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Contents
Preface Introduction: A Troubled Relationship Appendix A: Then and Now-the Academy's Changing Face I. Problems of the Modern Federal Judiciary 1. Structural Deformations 2. Process Deficiencies Appendix B: Incurious Adjudication, A Case Study Appendix C: The Tragedy of Supervised Release 3. Management Deficiencies II. The Academy to the Rescue? 4. The Contribution of Scholarship 5. The Law School Curriculum 6. Continuing Judicial Education Appendix D: List of Judiciary's Problems and Possible Academic Solutions Conclusion Epilogue Index
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FIEb17757009
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 414 pages
Isbn
9780674286030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)905700038
Label
Divergent paths : the academy and the judiciary, Richard A. Posner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface Introduction: A Troubled Relationship Appendix A: Then and Now-the Academy's Changing Face I. Problems of the Modern Federal Judiciary 1. Structural Deformations 2. Process Deficiencies Appendix B: Incurious Adjudication, A Case Study Appendix C: The Tragedy of Supervised Release 3. Management Deficiencies II. The Academy to the Rescue? 4. The Contribution of Scholarship 5. The Law School Curriculum 6. Continuing Judicial Education Appendix D: List of Judiciary's Problems and Possible Academic Solutions Conclusion Epilogue Index
Control code
FIEb17757009
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 414 pages
Isbn
9780674286030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)905700038

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