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Yale Law School and the Sixties : Revolt and Reverberations (06 Edition)

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The development of the modern Yale Law School is deeply intertwined with the story of a group of students in the 1960s who worked to unlock democratic visions of law and social change that they associated with Yale's past and with the social climate in which they lived. During a charged moment in the history of the United States, activists challenged senior professors, and the resulting clash pitted young against old in a very human story. By demanding changes in admissions, curriculum, grading, and law practice, Laura Kalman argues, these students transformed Yale Law School and the future of American legal education.

Inspired by Yale's legal realists of the 1930s, Yale law students between 1967 and 1970 spawned a movement that celebrated participatory democracy, black power, feminism, and the counterculture. After these students left, the repercussions hobbled the school for years. Senior law professors decided against retaining six junior scholars who had witnessed their conflict with the students in the early 1970s, shifted the school's academic focus from sociology to economics, and steered clear of critical legal studies. Ironically, explains Kalman, students of the 1960s helped to create a culture of timidity until an imaginative dean in the 1980s tapped into and domesticated the spirit of the sixties, helping to make Yale's current celebrity possible.

Synopsis:

"An outstanding read for anyone interested in American institutions during the late 1960s and early 1970s."

-- Law and History Review "By being the first person ever to try to understand and so seriously to portray any group of law students at a time and place, Laura [Kalman] has provided a baseline from which to attempt to consider what separates those students from law students today."

-- Law and Social Inquiry "[A] remarkable study about legal education, about how 1960s issues permeated campus life, and about individuals caught up in the archetypical generational struggle between liberals and radicals."

-- American Historical Review

Synopsis:

Kalman examines the crucial period of 1967-1970 at Yale Law School, when the mainstream liberal faculty was challenged by left-liberal students who aimed to unlock the democratic visions of law and social change they associated with Yale's legal realists of the 1930s. Law students during this phase of the school's history included Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Clarence Thomas.

About the Author

Laura Kalman is professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is author of three books, including Legal Realism at Yale, 1927-1960; The Strange Career of Legal Liberalism; and Abe Fortas: A Biography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807829660
Author:
Kalman, Laura
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Legal Education
Subject:
Law -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Subject:
Yale Law School; legal education; meritocracy; liberalism; the left; the Warren Court; Vietnam War; antiwar movement; affirmative action; Black Panthers; feminism; counterculture; Legal Realism; legal liberalism; Legal Process; Law and Society; Critical L
Subject:
Yale Law School; legal education; meritocracy; liberalism; the left; the Warren Court; Vietnam War; antiwar movement; affirmative action; Black Panthers; feminism; counterculture; Legal Realism; legal liberalism; Legal Process; Law and Society; Critical L
Subject:
Yale Law School; legal education; meritocracy; liberalism; the left; the Warren Court; Vietnam War; antiwar movement; affirmative action; Black Panthers; feminism; counterculture; Legal Realism; legal liberalism; Legal Process; Law and Society; Critical L
Subject:
Yale Law School; legal education; meritocracy; liberalism; the left; the Warren Court; Vietnam War; antiwar movement; affirmative action; Black Panthers; feminism; counterculture; Legal Realism; legal liberalism; Legal Process; Law and Society; Critical L
Subject:
Yale Law School; legal education; meritocracy; liberalism; the left; the Warren Court; Vietnam War; antiwar movement; affirmative action; Black Panthers; feminism; counterculture; Legal Realism; legal liberalism; Legal Process; Law and Society; Critical L
Subject:
Yale Law School; legal education; meritocracy; liberalism; the left; the Warren Court; Vietnam War; antiwar movement; affirmative action; Black Panthers; feminism; counterculture; Legal Realism; legal liberalism; Legal Process; Law and Society; Critical L
Subject:
Yale Law School; legal education; meritocracy; liberalism; the left; the Warren Court; Vietnam War; antiwar movement; affirmative action; Black Panthers; feminism; counterculture; Legal Realism; legal liberalism; Legal Process; Law and Society; Critical L
Subject:
Yale Law School; legal education; meritocracy; liberalism; the left; the Warren Court; Vietnam War; antiwar movement; affirmative action; Black Panthers; feminism; counterculture; Legal Realism; legal liberalism; Legal Process; Law and Society; Critical L
Subject:
Yale Law School; legal education; meritocracy; liberalism; the left; the Warren Court; Vietnam War; antiwar movement; affirmative action; Black Panthers; feminism; counterculture; Legal Realism; legal liberalism; Legal Process; Law and Society; Critical L
Subject:
Yale Law School; legal education; meritocracy; liberalism; the left; the Warren Court; Vietnam War; antiwar movement; affirmative action; Black Panthers; feminism; counterculture; Legal Realism; legal liberalism; Legal Process; Law and Society; Critical L
Subject:
Yale Law School
Subject:
meritocracy
Subject:
Liberalism
Subject:
the left
Subject:
the Warren Court
Subject:
Viet Nam War
Subject:
Antiwar movement
Subject:
affirmative action
Subject:
Black Panthers
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Counter culture
Subject:
Legal Realism
Subject:
legal liberalism
Subject:
Legal Process
Subject:
Law and Society
Subject:
Critical legal studies
Subject:
Law and economics
Subject:
Alexander Bickel
Subject:
Robert Bork
Subject:
Guido Calabresi
Subject:
Kingman Brewster
Subject:
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Subject:
Bill Clinton
Subject:
Clarence Thomas
Subject:
Bobby Seale
Subject:
Harvard Law School
Subject:
Christopher Columbus Langdell
Subject:
Hillary Rodham
Subject:
Clinton
Subject:
Law-Schools and Careers
Subject:
Hillary Rodh
Subject:
am Clinton
Subject:
Christopher Columb
Subject:
us Langdell
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Studies in Legal History
Series Volume:
Revolt and Reverbera
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Law » Schools and Careers
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » US History » 1960 to 1980
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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Product details 488 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807829660 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "An outstanding read for anyone interested in American institutions during the late 1960s and early 1970s."

-- Law and History Review "By being the first person ever to try to understand and so seriously to portray any group of law students at a time and place, Laura [Kalman] has provided a baseline from which to attempt to consider what separates those students from law students today."

-- Law and Social Inquiry "[A] remarkable study about legal education, about how 1960s issues permeated campus life, and about individuals caught up in the archetypical generational struggle between liberals and radicals."

-- American Historical Review

"Synopsis" by , Kalman examines the crucial period of 1967-1970 at Yale Law School, when the mainstream liberal faculty was challenged by left-liberal students who aimed to unlock the democratic visions of law and social change they associated with Yale's legal realists of the 1930s. Law students during this phase of the school's history included Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Clarence Thomas.
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