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Online legal theory for law students

Attention first-year law student readers of Point of Law! Has this ever happened to you: You're sitting in class and your professor or one of your classmates uses a technical term from economics, say, or philosophy, that you're a bit shaky on. You'd like some further elaboration on the Coase Theorem, or utilitarianism, but you don't want to raise your hand and risk looking like you're not up on all the lingo.

Well, now, there's help for you, courtesy of University of San Diego law professor Lawrence Solum. His Legal Theory Lexicon provides relatively short, but very high quality, explanations of many of the most common terms encountered in the first year of law school -- from "ex ante/ex post" to "metaethics." The lexicon currently boasts 41 entries, and Solum posts a new entry each week. Check it out!

At this point I should introduce myself. My name is Mike DeBow and I'll be your guest blogger this week. I teach property and corporate law at the Cumberland Law School of Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition I am interested in state law reform and state judicial selection. I've been a guest blogger on Southern Appeal for over a year, and have an extensive links page that I invite you to visit.

My thanks to Jim and Walter for the invitation to join them this week.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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