AALS Annual Meeting 2006

 

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January 3-7, 2006

Washington, DC

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To have practical value, as well as academic merit, legal scholarship should, among other pursuits, explore contemporary issues in the real world contexts in which they arise. The Rule of Law is, in the final analysis, nothing more or less than an orderly and equitable means for achieving a society’s economic, political, social and moral objectives. In a properly functioning legal system in which these objectives are generally agreed upon and clearly articulated to participants in the society, it is nevertheless essential to continuously inquire whether the law is based on correct assumptions about how the world works and people behave. Even if its underlying assumptions prove valid, it is still important to determine whether a particular law or process is actually achieving its stated objectives. Identifying unintended consequences of legal actions is also of great utility to the smooth functioning of a society.

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