An internationally renowned, prize-winning legal historian, Lawrence M. Friedman has for a generation been the leading expositor of the history of American law to a global audience of lawyers and lay people alike—and a leading figure in the law and society movement. From his award-winning History of American Law, first published in 1973, to his American Law in the 20th Century, published in 2003, his canonical works have become classic textbooks in legal and undergraduate education. Here, he discusses the law and society movement and how law exists in the world, from how law is developed to empirical research.
Stanford faculty, students, and alumni are working to shape the future of law. Stanford Law School is a collegial community that brings great minds -- brilliant faculty, distinguished alumni, and future leaders -- together in collaborative, inspiring, productive dialogue. Click here to view videos from students, faculty and programs on campus.
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