Brian Tamanaha

William Gardiner Hammond Professor of Law

Brian Tamanaha

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Biography

Tamanaha is a renowned jurisprudence and law and society scholar, and the author of nine books and over 50 articles and book chapters. In 2013, a National Jurist poll of 300 law deans and professors voted Professor Tamanaha #1 Most Influential Legal Educator, owing to his critical examination of the legal academy, Failing Law Schools (2012).

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A Realistic Theory of Law

An empirically grounded theory of law developed by Brian Z. Tamanha envisions law as a social institution.