Beyond Legal Relations: Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld's Influence on American Institutionalism
AbstractThis paper documents Hohfeld's influence on interwar American institutionalism. We will mainly focus on three leading figures of the movement: John Rogers Commons, Robert Lee Hale, and John Maurice Clark. They regarded Hohfeld's contribution on jural relations as a preliminary step toward the understanding of the adversarial nature of legal rights. Albeit with substantial differences in style, method and emphasis, Hohfeld's schema provided a powerful analytical and rhetorical tool for their analysis.
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Volume (Year): 45 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
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J. M. Clark; J. R. Commons; R. Lee Hale; W. N. Hohfeld; institutionalism;
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