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Essays on the Sociology of Law

La place de René Demogue dans la généalogie de la pensée juridique contemporaine, Revue interdisciplinaire d'études juridiques, vol. 56, p. 163 (2006), with Marie Claire Belleau

Thoughts on Coherence, Social Values and National Tradition in Private Law, in Hesselink, ed., The Politics of a European Civil Code (Kluwer Law International, Amsterdam, 2006)

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Debtor Protection Rules in Subprime Market Default Situations, in Eric Belsky and Nicolas Retsinas, eds., Building Assets, Building Credit (Brookings Institution Press 2005)

A Left Phenomenological Critique of the Hart/Kelsen Theory of Legal Interpretation, in Cáceres et al., eds., Problemas Contemporáneos de la Filosofía del Derecho (UNAM, 2005)

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 (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)

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 siecle] (Harvard University Press, 1997)

  • Chapter four was reprinted as: The Paradox of American Critical Legalism, 3 European Law J. 359 (1997)
  • Chapter eight was reprinted as: Strategizing Strategic Behavior in Legal Interpretation, 1996 Utah L. Rev. 785
  • Italian translation of chapter two: La Distinzione tra Giudice e Legislatore, 15 Rivista Critica di Diritto Privato 383 (1997)
  • Of chapter four with a brief foreword: Il Pensiero Giuridico Post-testualista: il Caso degli Stati Uniti, 2 Ars Interpretandi: Annuario di Ermeneutica Giuridica 197 (1997)
  • Of chapter eight: Comportamenti Strategici nell’interpretazione del Diritto, in J. Derrida & G. Vattimo, eds., Diritto, giustizia e interpretazione (Laterza, Rome, 1998)
  • German translation of parts of chapters nine & ten: Konsequenzen der Richterlichen Entscheidung, in G. Teubner, ed., Entscheidungsfolgen als Rechtsgrunde (Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden, 1995)
  • A condensed version of chapters 12 and 13 appeared as: The Critique of Rights in Critical Legal Studies, in Brown and Halley, eds., Left Legalism/Left Critique (Duke University Press 2002)
  • Spanish translation: La crítica de los derechos en los Critical Legal Studies, 1 Revista Jurídica de la Universidad de Palermo 47 (2006) [translation of The Critique of Rights in Critical Legal Studies, in Brown and Halley, eds., Left Legalism/Left Critique (Duke University Press 2002), by Juan F. González Bertomeu]

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: , Sophie Papaefthymiou, trans., (Dromeas, Athens 2000)

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

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)

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)