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'You Never Want a Serious Crisis to Go to Waste': Reflections on the Reform of Legal Education in the U.S., U.K. and Australia, 22 International Journal of the Legal Profession 3-25 (2015).
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Practicing Immigration Law in Filene's Basement, North Carolina Law Review 1449-1500 (2006).
General Damages are Incoherent, Incalculable, Incommensurable, and Inegalitarian (But Otherwise a Great Idea), 55 DePaul Law Review 253-329 (2006).
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The Professional as Political: English Lawyers from the 1989 Green Papers Through the Access to Justice Act 1999, in Reorganization and Resistance: Legal Professions Confront a Changing World (Hart Publishing, 2005).
Lott’s Life: Don’t Look Back, The Politics of Respect, 5 Rutgers Race and the Law Review 269-92 (2003).
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Judges Write the Darndest Things: Judicial Mystification of Limitations on Tort Liability, 80 Texas Law Review 1547-75 (2002).
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The Promise and Peril of International Order, in Transnational Legal Processes 213-17 (edited by Michael Likosky, Butterworth's Publishers, 2002).
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Fighting Words, 1 Margins 199-304 (2001).
An American Hamburger Stand in St. Paul’s Cathedral: Replacing Legal Aid with Conditional Fees in English Personal Injury Litigation, 51 DePaul Law Review 253-313 (2001).
The Politics of Professionalism: The Transformation of English Lawyers at the End of the Twentieth Century, 2 Legal Ethics 131-47 (1999).
Questioning the Counter-Majoritarian Thesis: The Case of Torts, 49 DePaul Law Review 533-58 (1999).
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Big Lies and Small Steps: A Critique of Deborah Rhode’s Too Much Law, Too Little Justice: Too Much Rhetoric, Too Little Reform, 11 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 1019-27 (1998).
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The Failure of Punishment as Social Control, 25 Israel Law Review 740 (1991).
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England and Wales: A Comparison of the Professional Projects of Barristers and Solicitors, 49 Modern Law Review (1986). Also published in Lawyers in Society, Vol. 1: The Common Law World 23-75 (edited by Richard L. Abel and Philip S.C. Lewis, University of California Press, 1988).
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What is the Assistance of Counsel Effective For?, 14 NYU Review of Law & Social Change 165-71 (1986).
Comparative Sociology of Legal Professions: An Exploratory Essay, 1985 American Bar Foundation Research Journal 1-79 (1985).
Informalism: A Tactical Equivalent to Law?, 19 Clearinghouse Review 375-83 (1985). Special Issue: Poor Clients Without Lawyers.
Law Without Politics: Legal Aid Under Advanced Capitalism, 32 UCLA Law Review 474-642 (1985). Excerpted in Legal Action 9-11 (May 1986), 10, 12 (Oct. 1986). Bulletin of the English Legal Action Group.
Les avocats, l’aide judiciaire, et la reproduction du droit, 23 Annales de Vaucresson 157-74 (1985). A revised excerpt from Law without Politics.
Review Essay: Blaming Victims, 1985 American Bar Foundation Research Journal 401-17 (1985). Reviewing Risk and Culture: An Essay on the Selection of Technological and Environmental Dangers, by Mary Douglas and Aaron Wildavsky.
Should Tort Law Protect Property Against Accidental Loss?, in The Law of Tort: Policies and Trends in Liability for Damage to Property and Economic Loss 155-90 (edited by Michael Furmston, Ducksworths, 1985).
Custom, Rules, Administration, Community (Special Number: The Construction and Transformation of African Customary Law), 28 Journal of African Law 6-19 (1984). A Portuguese translation can be found in Direito Custumeiro Africano em Situacoes de Mundanca, edited by Alvaro Lucio.
Sociology of Law in the Dutch-Speaking Countries, 11 Sociologia del Diritto 123-35 (1984). Reprinted in Sociology of Law and Legal Anthropology in Dutch Speaking Countries 5-19 (edited by Jean Van Houtte, Martinus Nijhoff, 1985).
Mediation in Pre-Capitalist Societies, 3 Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice 175-85 (1983).
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The Politics of the Market for Legal Services, in Law in the Balance: Legal Services in the 1980's 6-59 (edited by Philip A. Thomas, Roberston, 1982). An abridged version of Toward a Political Economy of Lawyers. Excerpted in Lawyers (2nd ed., edited by Julian Disney et al., Law Book Company, 1986).
A Socialist Approach to Risk, 41 Maryland Law Review 695-754 (1982).
The Underdevelopment of Legal Professions: A Review Article on Third World Lawyers, 1982 American Bar Foundation Research Journal 871-93 (1982).
A Critique of American Tort Law, 8 British Journal of Law and Society 199-231 (1981). Translated into Korean and published in Essays on the Law of Torts (edited by Kim Sung Tae, Private Law Association, 1985). Reprinted in Critical Legal Studies (edited by Allan Hutchinson, Rowman & Littlefield, 1989).
Conservative Conflict and the Reproduction of Capitalism: The Role of Informal Justice, 9 International Journal of the Sociology of Law 245-67 (1981).
The Emergence and Transformation of Disputes: Naming, Blaming, Claiming... (with William L.F. Felstiner and Austin Sarat), 15 Law & Society Review 631-54 (1981).
Law in Context, the Sociology of Legal Institutions, Litigation in Society: Phases in the Conception of Research Questions about the Legal System of Kenya, in Law and Social Enquiry: Case Histories of Research 34-75 (edited by Robin Luckham, Scandinavian Institute of African Studies, 1981).
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Toward a Political Economy of Lawyers, 1981 Wisconsin Law Review 1117-87 (1981).
Why Does the ABA Promote Ethical Rules?, 59 Texas Law Review 639-88 (1981). Excerpted in Materials for a Basic Course in Civil Procedure (edited by Henry P. Glick, Foundation Press, 1990).
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Theories of Litigation in Society: “Modern” Dispute Institutions in “Tribal” Society and “Tribal” Dispute Institutions in “Modern” Society as Alternative Legal Forms, in Alternative Rechtsformen und Alternativen zum Recht 165-91 (edited by Erhard Blankenburg et al., West-deutscher Verlag, 1980).
Review Essay: The Rise of Capitalism and the Transformation of Disputing: From Confrontation over Honor to Competition for Property, UCLA Law Review 223-55 (1979). Reviewing Dispute and Settlement in Rural Turkey: An Ethnography of Law, by June Starr. Reprinted in Law and Social Transformation in Aegean Turkey 1-31 (by June Starr, Skinnycats, 1979).
Socializing the Legal Profession: Can Redistributing Lawyers’ Services Achieve Social Justice?, 1 Law & Policy 5-51 (1979).
Western Courts in Non-Western Settings: Patterns of Court Use in Colonial and New-Colonial Africa, in The Imposition of Law 167-200 (edited by Barbara E. Harrell-Bond and Sandra B. Burman, Academic Press, 1979).
Comparative Law and Social Theory, 26 American Journal of Comparative Law 219-26 (1978).
Law Books and Books About Law, 26 Stanford Law Review (1973). Expanded version in Law and the Behavioral Sciences, 21-6 (2nd ed., edited by Lawrence M. Freidman and Stewart Macaulay, Bobbs-Merrill, 1977).
A Comparative Theory of Dispute Institutions in Society, 8 Law & Society Review 217-347 (1983).
A Bibliography of the Customary Laws of Kenya (with Special Reference to the Laws of Wrongs), 2 African Law Studies 1-48 (1969). Expanded version in 6 East African Law Journal 78-130 (1970).
Case Method Research in the Customary Laws of Wrongs in Kenya – Part I: Individual Case Analysis, 5 East African Law Journal 247-290 (1969). Part II: Statistical Analysis, 6 East African Law Journal 20-60 (1970). An abridged version of this article was published as “Customary Laws of Wrongs in Kenya: An Essay in Research Method,” 17 American Journal of Comparative Law 573-626 (1969). Reprinted in An Introduction to the Legal System in East Africa (edited by William Burnett Harvey, East African Publishing, 1975).