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Jurisprudential Jujutsu
Working Paper (2012)
  • Joshua P. Davis, University of San Francisco
Jules Coleman’s article, “The Architecture of Jurisprudence,” 121 YALE L.J. 2 (2011), seeks to adapt legal positivism to accommodate a greater degree of normativity than conventional wisdom would allow. One might describe his effort to preserve positivism by yielding as a form of jurisprudential jujutsu. This response argues that Coleman’s jujutsu, at least as he has developed it thus far, fails to the extent law has moral legitimacy.
  • legal positivism,
  • Jules Coleman
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Joshua P. Davis. "Jurisprudential Jujutsu" Working Paper (2012)
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