‘Legal Theory Lexicon: It Takes A Theory To Beat A Theory’

“‘It takes a theory to beat a theory’ – this is surely one of the top ten all-time comments uttered by law professors to one another in those ritual interactions that are called ‘faculty workshops’ or ‘colloquia’. The first instance of the comment that I can find in the legal literature appears in an article by Richard Epstein [92 Yale Law Journal 1435 (1983)], and some legal academics associate the comment with Professor Epstein, whose facility in law faculty workshops is legendary …” (more)

[Lawrence Solum, Legal Theory Blog, 29 March]

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