Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date


Publication Information

75 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1917 (2008)


Duncan Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of Classical Legal Thought circulated in manuscript for three decades before it was formally published in 2006. This essay reviews the book's treatment of Classical public law, focusing on its two principal contributions to the historiography of the subject: the concept of legal consciousness, and the structural analysis of constitutional doctrine.

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Law Commons, Legal Commons



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