Episode 23: David M. Trubek and Richard Abel and the Short Happy Life of the Yale Program in Law and Modernization

Photo of Prof. David Trubek, wearing a brown jacket over a blue collared shirt.A remotely-recorded podcast interview with the Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Dean of International Studies Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Law School David M. Trubek (SSRN; Law Repository) and the Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus at UCLA Law, Richard Abel (SSRN).

Profs. Trubek and Abel discuss their recent symposium issue, “The Short Happy Life of the Yale Program in Law and Modernization: From the Cold War to Comparative Legal Sociology and Critical Legal Studies,” published in the Journal of Institutional Studies. Profs. Trubek and Abel were the main professors at Yale Law managing this nascent program and they talk about each of their research interests and how the program came about and its goals and ideas, as well as how it came to end after 7 years.

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The interview was conducted on October 26, 2021. | 55:50 minutes; published November 9, 2021. Transcript file (PDF).

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