Vilhelm Lundstedt’s ‘Legal Machinery’ and the Demise of Juristic Practice

Siliquini-Cinelli, Luca (2018) Vilhelm Lundstedt’s ‘Legal Machinery’ and the Demise of Juristic Practice. Law and Critique, 28 (2). pp. 1-24. ISSN 0957-8536

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This article aims to contribute to the academic debate on the general crisis faced by law schools and the legal professions by discussing why juristic practice is a matter of experience rather than knowledge. Through a critical contextualisation of Vilhelm Lundstedt’s thought under processes of globalisation and transnationalism, it is argued that the demise of the jurist’s function is related to law’s scientification as brought about by the metaphysical construction of reality. The suggested roadmap will in turn reveal that the current voiding of juristic practice and its teaching is part of the crisis regarding what makes us human.

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Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Law
Depositing User: Luca Siliquini-Cinelli
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2018 07:51
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 07:51

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