Law Text Culture


This collection of essays for Law Text Culture represents an extended critical examination of ‘minor jurisprudence’, a concept that made its appearance in the 1990s but which has since lain largely fallow. In 2016, ‘minor jurisprudence’ was chosen as the subject for the fourth ‘Law As …’ symposium, held at the School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. Over two days in December eleven invited participants – ranging from the 1990s originators of the concept to current early career scholars – presented work that attempted to define, defend, utilize and/or criticize the concept. Those papers, fully revised, are presented here. Collectively, they represent the fullest and most complete examination of the interesting and potentially productive idea of minor jurisprudence ever undertaken.