Perspectives on Law-in-Action
"Law in Action" reminds us that no matter how interesting or elegant the theory or idea, we always need to ask, "Why should this matter to people in the real world?"
Read more about Professor Davis' essay on Law-in-Action (PDF)
"The Law School has embraced my Community Economic Development Law “service learning course” because it helps students learn the “law in action.” Students study various theories of community development law and policy in the class, but they also test those theories by visiting live CED projects and working with organizations confronting particular problems. ” Read more about Professor Alexander
"By emphasizing the way law works in the world, law in action encourages students to analyze in a “big picture” way."
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“This need to look beyond the published opinions of courts or the formal laws and rules adopted by governments has meant that I have remained closely engaged in the issues.”
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"Law matters because of the effect it has on the individuals it touches. Every one of those people has a story and that's where the excitement and the truth can be found."
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"Sometimes the law on the books matters a great deal; often it doesn't."
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"Examining how our legal institutions actually work in the real world provides a needed reality check for legal theories."
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