Ready for Revolution: Roberto Mangabeira Unger on Legal Thought and Legal Education
The story of legal education and legal thought is a story of reformation and revolution, full of drama and tragedy, high hopes and empty promises. On this blog, I have recently sketched the current debate in the US. In a pointed posting, Christoph Möllers has outlined the scientific core of legal scholarship here, and the interrelations between law, politics, economy and society have been discussed there.
Roberto Mangabeira Unger (Harvard Law School) has posted a thought-provoking talk on the topic – great food for thought for legal minds and political animals, be they authors, bloggers, commentators or readers. Unger states that legal thought and legal education are ready for revolution. See why. And how.
Alexandra Kemmerer is Senior Research Fellow and Academic Coordinator at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and Head of the Institute's Berlin Office.