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Essays on Legal History

A Social Psychological Interpretation of the Hermeneutic of Suspicion in Contemporary American Legal Thought, in Justin Desautels-Stein and Christopher Tomlins, Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Proportionality and ‘Deference’ in Contemporary Constitutional Thought, in Tamara Perišin and Siniša Rodin (eds.), The Transformation or Reconstitution of Europe, The Critical Legal Studies Perspective on the Role of the Courts in the European Union (Hart, 2018)

Law on the Left: A Conversation with Duncan Kennedy, by Tor Krever, Carl Lisberger and Max Utzschneider, 10 Unbound 1 (2015)

Teaching Israel/Palestine Legal Issues at Harvard: Interview with Duncan Kennedy, by Whosam El-Coolaq, 10 Unbound 36 (2015)

The Hermeneutic of Suspicion in Contemporary American Legal Thought, 25 Law and Critique 91 (2014)

Political Ideology and Comparative Law, in Mauro Bussani and Ugo Mattei, The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press 2012)

Savigny's Family/Patrimony Distinction and its Place in the Global Genealogy of Classical Legal Thought, 58 Am. J. Comp. L. 811 (2010)

Thirty Years Later, a preface to the published manuscript The Rise & Fall of Classical Legal Thought (Beard Books, Washington DC, 2006)

Prólogo to Diego López Medina, Teoría impura del derecho, la transformación de la cultura jurídica latinoamericana (Legis, 2004)

The Disenchantment of Logically Formal Legal Rationality, or Max Weber's Sociology in the Genealogy of the Contemporary Mode of Western Legal Thought, 55 Hastings L. J. 1031 (2004)

Three Globalizations of Law and Legal Thought: 1850-2000, in The New Law and Economic Development. A Critical Appraisal, David Trubek and Alvaro Santos, eds., (Cambridge, 2006)

  • Earlier version: Two Globalizations of Law and Legal Thought: 1850-1968, 36 Suffolk Univ. L. Rev. 631 (2003)

The Critique of Rights in Critical Legal Studies, in Brown and Halley, eds., Left Legalism/Left Critique (Duke University Press 2002)

The Social Justice Element in US Legal Education in the United States, The Sir Elwyn Jones Lecture, The University of Wales, March 19, 2002

Legal Formalism, The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 8634 (2001)

François Gény aux États-Unis, in Francois Gény, Mythe et Realités 1899-1999 Centenaire de Methode d’Interpretation et Sources en Droit Privé Positif, Essai Critique (Claude Thomasset, Jacques Vanderlinden & Philippe Jestaz, eds., Editions Yvon Blais, Montreal, 2000), with Marie Claire Belleau

From the Will Theory to the Principle of Private Autonomy: Lon Fuller’s Consideration and Form, 100 Colum. L. Rev. 94 (2000)

Law and Economics from the Perspective of Critical Legal Studies, 2 The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law 465 (P. Newman, ed., Macmillan, New York, 1998)

A Critique of Adjudication [fin de siècle] (Harvard University Press, 1997)

Three Papers on Four Boards, 1997 Utah L. Rev. 371

American Constitutionalism as Civil Religion: Notes of an Atheist, 19 Nova L. Rev. 909 (1995)

The Role of Law in Economic Thought: Essays on the Fetishism of Commodities, 34 Amer. Univ. L. Rev. 939 (1985)

The Political Significance of the Structure of the Law School Curriculum, 14 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1 (1983)

Antonio Gramsci and the Legal System, 6 ALSA Forum, No. 1, p. 32 (1982)

The Stages of the Decline of the Public/Private Distinction, 130 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1349 (1982)

Toward an Historical Understanding of Legal Consciousness: The Case of Classical Legal Thought in America, 1850-1940, 3 Research in Law & Soc., Spitzer, Ed. (1980)

The Structure of Blackstone's Commentaries, 28 Buffalo L. Rev. 205 (1979)

Form & Substance in Private Law Adjudication, 89 Harv. L. Rev. 1685 (1976)

The Rise and Fall of Classical Legal Thought, unpublished manuscript, 1975; reformatted 1998, published with a new preface by the author, "Thirty Years Later" (Washington D.C.: Beard Books, 2006)