Richmond Journal of Global Law & Business
This article discusses the death and transfiguration of the legal paradigm referred to as McDougal-Lasswell Policy Science. This paradigm asserts those who make legal decisions should decide on articulated policy grounds rather than attempting to make decisions based merely on rules or principles. The theme centers on the paradox to which jurists have given different degrees of acceptance. In the United States domestic scene, it is virtually dead, and in the international law arena where it is transfigured, it is alive and well.
University of Richmond School of Law
Van Doren, Jack and Roederer, Christopher J., "McDougal-Lasswell Policy Science: Death and Transfiguration" (2012). School of Law Faculty Publications. 43.