Pensando o direito: pensando o direito em movimento

Translated title of the contribution: Thinking Law: Thinking Law in Motion

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This essay argues that one way to “think law” is to think “law in motion”. I will argue that a “law in mo- tion” perspective embodies four core elements or ‘multiplicities’ which are: (1) multiple methodologies; (2) multiple perspectives; (3) multiple vocalities; and (4) multiple media including objects. As will become evident by the number of inspiring colleagues that have articulated rationales and perspectives for each of these multiplicities, these are not original ideas for which I can claim credit. And yet, the attempt to put them together in a comprehensive schema with consideration for all four of the multiplicities in the same project, demonstrates that a law in motion perspective can bear new fruit. To do this, my article combines analysis of some of the research in Law & Society that exemplifies these trends and my own re- search on employment civil rights litigation to inter- rogate the necessity of a “multiple” approach for our “multiple futures.”
Translated title of the contributionThinking Law: Thinking Law in Motion
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)12-24
Number of pages13
JournalRevista de Estudos Empíricos em Direito
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014


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