Is Law Really a Social Science? A View from Comparative Law

Samuel, Geoffrey (2008) Is Law Really a Social Science? A View from Comparative Law. Cambridge Law Journal, 67 (2). pp. 288-321. ISSN 0008-1973. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The question to be pursued in this article has the merit of simplicity even if the response to it proves somewhat complex. The question is this: is law truly a social science? This may seem an odd question to many in the common law world since it is not uncommon, at least in England, for law schools to find themselves located in faculties of social science. Moreover there are a number of individuals, perhaps a considerable number in common law departments and faculties throughout the world, whose research and scholarship undoubtedly qualifies as social science research. So, before one can even begin to reflect upon the question to be pursued in this paper, a preliminary question must first be asked. Why should one wish even to pose the question?

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Eve Dyer
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2009 10:39
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2012 09:54
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13482 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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