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Essays on the Sociology of Law

The Globalisation of Critical Discourses on Law: Thoughts on David Trubek’s Contribution, in Grainne de Burca, Claire Kilpatrick and Joanne Scott, eds., Critical Legal Perspectives on Global Governance: Liber Amicorum David M. Trubek (Hart Publishing, 2014)

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)

African Poverty, 87 Wash. L. Rev. 205 (2012)

Éloge de Duncan Kennedy, par Christophe Jamin, et Réponse de Duncan Kennedy, in Remise d'un doctorat honoris causa à Duncan Kennedy, Petites Affiches, La Loi, Le Quotidien Juridique (Lextenso éditions, 27 décembre 2011)

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

Interview with Duncan Kennedy, Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA (USA), May 2008 (by Mauro Zamboni), 32 REFTÆRD Årgång, no. 2/125 (2009)

Entretien avec Duncan Kennedy, par Mikhail Xifaras, as the introduction to Sexy Dressing, Violences sexuelles et érotisation de la domination (Paris: Flammarion, 2008), the French translation of the article Sexual Abuse, Sexy Dressing and the Eroticization of Domination, 26 New England L. Rev. 1309 (1992)

Teaching from the Left in My Anecdotage, 31 NYU Review of Law and Social Change 449 (2007)

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

Introduction and Afterword to the republication of Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy, A Polemic Against the System, A Critical Edition (NYU Press, Critical America, 2004)

Introduction to Symposium on Dismantling Hierarches in Legal Education, 73 UMKC L. Rev. 231 (2004)

Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy: A Polemic Against the System (AFAR 1983) [also published in updated book version as Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy: A Polemic Against the System, A Critical Edition, with contributions from Paul Harrington, Peter Gabel [weblink], Angela Harris, Donna Maeda and Janet Halley, and with a new introduction and afterword by the author (NYU Press, Critical America 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)

Legal Economics of U.S. Low Income Housing Markets in Light of “Informality” Analysis, 4 J. Law in Society 71 (2002)

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

The Political Stakes in “Merely Technical” Issues of Contract Law, 1 European Review of Private Law 7 (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: Ion 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)

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

Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives as a Mode of Privatization, in G. Alexander & G. Skapska, eds., A Fourth Way? Privatization, Property, and the Emergence of New Market Economies (Routledge, 1994), with Leopold Specht

Neither the Market nor the State: Housing Privatization Issues, in G. Alexander & G. Skapska, eds., A Fourth Way? Privatization, Property, and the Emergence of New Market Economies (Routledge, 1994)

Sexy Dressing, etc. (Harvard University Press, 1993)

  • Greek translation: Ντάνκαν Κέννεντυ, Σέξυ ντύσιμο και άλλα, Δοκίμια για την εξουσία και την πολιτική της πολιτιστικής ταυτότητας, (Εκδόσεις ΔΡΟΜΕΑΣ, Αθήνα 2000)

Sexual Abuse, Sexy Dressing and the Eroticization of Domination, 26 New England L. Rev. 1309 (1992) [also in Sexy Dressing, Etc.]

  • Avant-propos and interview preceding translation of this article as a book under the title Sexy Dressing, Violences sexuelles et érotisation de la domination (Paris: Flammarion, 2008)

The Stakes of Law, or Hale and Foucault!, 15 Legal Studies Forum 327 (1991) [also in Sexy Dressing, Etc.]

A Cultural Pluralist Case for Affirmative Action in Legal Academia, 1990 Duke L.J. 706 [also in Sexy Dressing, Etc.]

The Liberal Administrative Style, 41 Syracuse L. Rev. 801 (1990)

Radical Intellectuals in American Culture and Politics, or My Talk at the Gramsci Institute, in Rethinking Marxism, Vol. 1, no. 3 (Fall 1988) [also in Sexy Dressing, Etc.]

  • Italian translation of shorter version: Giuristi Radicali, Intelletuali e Stato nella Cultura Americana ovvero il mio Discorso per l'istituto Gramsci, 7 Rivista Critica del Diritto Privato 29 (Naples, 1989)

Are Lawyers Really Necessary, magazine interview, 14 Barrister, no. 4, p. 10 (Fall 1987)

  • Partial Spanish translation: ¿Son los abogados realmente necesarios?, Axel O. Eljatib, trans., in Desde Otra Mirada: Textos de Teoría Crítica del Derecho (Eudeba 2001)

Freedom & Constraint in Adjudication: A Critical Phenomenology, 36 J. Leg. Ed. 518 (1986)

Psycho-social CLS: A Comment on the Cardozo Symposium, Cardozo L. Rev. 1013 (1985)

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

Roll Over Beethoven, 36 Stan. L. Rev. 1 (1984) (with Peter Gabel)

Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy: A Polemic Against the System (AFAR 1983)

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)

Distributive and Paternalist Motives in Contract and Tort Law, with Special Reference to Compulsory Terms and Unequal Bargaining Power, 41 Maryland L. Rev. 563 (1982)

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

Legal Education as Training for Hierarchy, in D. Kairys, ed. The Politics of Law (1982, 2nd ed. 1990, 3d ed. 1998)

Cost-Reduction Theory as Legitimation, 90 Yale L. J. 1275 (1981)

Critical Labor Law Theory: A Comment, 4 Industrial Relations L.J. 503 (1981)

Are Property and Contract Efficient? 8 Hofstra L. Rev. 711 (1980), with Frank Michelman

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)

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