Episode 7: Duncan Kennedy on the Cultural and Personal History of Critical Legal Studies (Part One)

Critical Legal Theory

Oct 3 2022 • 47 mins

In this episode, you’ll hear the first part of an interview with Duncan Kennedy by Rio Pierce. In this part, Kennedy discusses the value of oral histories and delves into a personal and cultural history of CLS. He touches on ideas like:

  • What it really means when we refer to “the elite”
  • How the substance of movement politics might be affected by its leaders’ childhood and family life
  • What it means to be a self-serving, solidaristic, and ethically imperfect radical
  • How the tumult of the 60s and shared experiences of a generation informed the movement as a whole.

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