Duncan Kennedy - lecturing in classroom

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Duncan Kennedy is the Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Emeritus at Harvard Law School. He is well known as one of the founders of the Critical Legal Studies movement.

This episode is the second segment of Rio Pierce’s interview of Professor Duncan Kennedy. In this part, Kennedy delves into his family’s personal history and his own early, formative educational and professional life experiences.

He touches on ideas like: his family’s Upper Bohemian background; how his early education years informed his interests; the role his ideologically complex post-secondary experiences at Harvard College and Yale Law School played in shaping his intellectual development; and what it meant to be a Cold War Liberal.

Disclaimer: This episode contains explicit language.