The Human Face of Law: Essays in Honour of Donald Harris

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorKeith Hawkins

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This book marks the retirement of Donald Harris as Director of the Socio-Legal Studies Institute, Oxford University. Dr Harris was at the forefront of the move in legal scholarship from traditional black-letter approaches to one supplemented by a socio-legal perspective, making use of theinsights of the social sciences. His success can be seen in this unique volume of original essays by some of the most distinguished scholars in this field, all of whom have connections with the Centre. The essays range from an economic analysis of the law, the behaviour of lawyers in the businessworld, the property and financial consequences of divorce, to current tensions between judges and politicians. All are fused by their achievement in providing a succinct summary of the current state of research while making a considered assessment of future directions.

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This book marks the retirement of Donald Harris as Director of the Socio-Legal Studies Institute, Oxford University. Dr Harris was at the forefront of the move in legal scholarship from traditional black-letter approaches to one supplemented by a socio-legal perspective, making use of theinsights of the social sciences. His success can...

Ketih Hawkins has worked at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies since it opened in 1972. He is Reader in Law and Society, Oxford University, and Fellow and Tutor of Oriel College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:316 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198262477

ISBN - 13:9780198262473

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Table of Contents

Keith Hawkins: Prologue: Donald Harris and the Early Years of the Oxford CentreBridget Hutter and Sally Lloyd-Bostock: Law's Relationship with Social Science: The Interdependence of Theory, Empirical Work and Social Relevance in Socio-Legal StudiesPeter Bartrip and R.M. Hartwell: Profit and Virtue: Economic Theory and the Regulation of Occupational Health in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth century BritainRobert Baldwin: Regulation after Command and ControlAnthony Ogus: Exemplary Damages and Economic AnalysisFour Offers and a Trial: The Economics of Out-of-Court SettlementsW.L.F. Felstiner: Professional Inattention: Origins and ConsequencesPhilip Lewis: Knowing the Buzzwords and Clapping for Tinkerbell: The Context, Content and Qualities of Lawyers' Knowledge in a Specialised Industrial FieldDoreen McBarnet and Christopher Whelan: Creative Compliance and the Defeat of Legal Control: The Magic of the Orphan SubsidiaryRoss Cranston: Doctrine and Practice in Commercial LawJohn Eekelaar and Mavis Maclean: Property and Financial Adjustment after Divorce in the 1990s - Unfinished BusinessRobert Stevens: Judges, Politics, Politicians and the Confusing Role of the Judiciary

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a tribute to Don Harris.../ this admirable book is a fitting tribute to his very distinguished contribution to English law. / Henry Brooke, Balliol College Record