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"BIG-TENT" NEW LEGAL REALISM READINGS:
TRANSLATING EMPIRICAL LAW-AND-SOCIETY FOR LEGAL AUDIENCES

**NEW** Hanoch Dagan: Reconstructing American Legal Realism & Rethinking Private Law Theory. Oxford University Press. (2013).

New Legal Realism Symposium: Is It Time For a New Legal Realism? Wisconsin Law Review (2005)
... articles by Stewart Macaulay, Martha Albertson Fineman, Arthur McEvoy, Louise Trubek, Guadalupe Luna, Thomas Mitchell, Devah Pager, Laura Beth Nielsen & Robert Nelson, Bruce Price, & a Roundtable with Joel Handler, Orly Lobel, Elizabeth Mertz, Edward Rubin, and William Simon

Symposium: New Legal Realism Law & Social Inquiry, Vol. 31, No. 4 (2006) ... articles by Mitu Gulati & L.B. Nielsen, Cheryl Kaiser & Brenda Major, John Conley, Alexandra Kalev & Frank Dobbin, Nicholas Pedriana & Amanda Abraham, Bryant Garth, Elizabeth Heger Boyle & Erika Busse, and Sally Engle Merry

Jes Bjarup. The Philosophy of Scandinavian Legal Realism. Ratio Juris 18: 1-15 (2005)

Frank B. Cross: “Political Science and the New Legal Realism: A Case of Unfortunate Interdisciplinary Ignorance"
92 Nw. U. L. Rev. 251(1997)

Hanoch Dagan: "The Realist Conception of Law," Working Paper

Howard Erlanger, Bryant Garth, Jane Larson, Stewart Macaulay, Elizabeth Mertz, Victoria Nourse, and David Wilkins: "Is It Time For a New Legal Realism?" SSRN version of Wisconsin Law Review article 2005

Katherine Kruse: "Getting Real About Legal Realism, New Legal Realism and Clinical Legal Education," 56 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 295 (2011).

Stewart Macaulay: “Contracts, New Legal Realism, and Improving the Navigation of The Yellow Submarine”
80 Tulane L. Rev. 1 (2006).

Stewart Macaulay: “The New versus the Old Legal Realism: "Things Ain't What They Used to Be”
2005 Wisc. L. Rev. 365 (2005)

Thomas J. Miles and Cass R. Sunstein: “The New Legal Realism”
75 U. Chi. L. Rev. 831 (2008) [Working Paper]*

*Miles and Sunstein provide an example of "Small Tent" NLR, limited to quantitative study of judicial behavior. By contrast, most other authors on the list follow the "big tent" approach of the original realists in drawing on a variety of social science fields and studying law not only in the courtroom but also in other sites.

Thomas Mitchell & Elizabeth Mertz: The Empirical Turn in the Legal Academy: A New Legal Realist Perspective
Law & Society Newsletter November 2006, pp. 4-5

Victoria Nourse & Gregory Shaffer: “Varieties of New Legal Realism: Can a New World Order Prompt a New Legal Theory?” 95 Cornell L. Rev.62 (2009)

Dennis M. Patterson. "The Concept of Law Revised—Directives and Norms in the Perspectives of a New Legal Realism." Ratio Juris 14 (March 2002)

Mark Suchman and Elizabeth Mertz. "Toward a New Legal Empiricism: Empirical Legal Studies and New Legal Realism" Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 6, No. 1: 555-579 (December 2010).

Brian Tamanaha: "Beyond the Formalist-Realist Divide: The Role of Politics in Judging," (Princeton Univ. Press, 2010).

Brian Tamanaha, Realistic Socio-Legal Theory: Pragmatism and a Social Theory of Law (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1997)