Duncan has been a mentor, friend, and anchor of sanity to many of us during law school and beyond. We found him to be quite unlike our other law professors. He is approachable and affable. Instead of bullying students into accepting doctrine’s underlying rationale he explored its theoretical and historical contingency, giving us permission, in turn, to think critically and imaginatively about the law. He came to our self-organized lunch events and protests. He engaged with us on the topics of pop-stars, fashion, and hairstyles. But he also gave us a sense of our responsibility to educate the left about law, demystify it, and reveal its possibilities as a theater of revolutionary contestation over the structure and meaning of social life. We admire his kindness and his brilliance. We envy his boots and his bookshelf.
It has been a true pleasure to explore Duncan’s many roles in so many lives. We hope readers of this volume will feel as inspired and as grateful as we are for Duncan’s legacy.
–The Unbound Editorial Collective
Law on the Left: a Conversation with Duncan Kennedy, Tor Krever, Carl Lisberger and Max Utzschneider
Duncan Kennedy and My Worst Nightmare, David M. Trubek
How we honour masters: Reflections on the work of Duncan Kennedy, Vishaal Kishore
Duncan Kennedy as, Yes, Mentor, Mark Tushnet
Duncan Kennedy’s Public/Private Divide Interpretation and Ag-Gag Laws: Who Are We Fooling?, Sabrina Tremblay-Huet
Duncan Kennedy on Constitutional Theory and Palestine, Nimer Sultany
Legal Education as Training for Hierarchy in 2015, Matthew Titolo
Indeterminacy by Omission: Who Decides Whether Regulation X Applies?, Morgan L. Weinstein
Critical Legal Studies and Regressive Taxation in the United States, Bret N. Bogenschneider
The True Left, Gary Peller
(forthcoming), Aziza Ahmed & Janet Halley
All three issues of Lizard, a CLS movement creation that was distributed in 1984 and is described in Gary Peller’s piece, The True Left (above).
The American Critical Legal Studies Movement In A Nutshell