Book Chapter

Office and Persona of the Critical Jurist: Peripheral Legal Thought (Australia)

Shaun McVeigh

CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017

Abstract

The challenge raised by the editors of this book and by the work of Duncan Kennedy is to encapsulate something about the contemporariness of contemporary legal thought that is not simply what people – jurists, scholars, and the critical intelligentsia – are doing at the moment. Contributors, it was suggested, might want to look for “signs of the transcendence” of the chaos or at least the lack of form of contemporary legal thought. This chapter annotates some forms of the cultivation and training of the persona and office of the critical jurist (these are all terms that will be elaborated). It notes the ways in which training in the persona of the critical jurist is undertaken through the wo..

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