Quiz: Match The Jurist To His Favorite Legal Theorist

October 29, 2007 by  
Filed under Around the Courthouse

At the First Annual Jurisprudence Luncheon (Oct. 27, 2007 at the Bar Association of San Francisco), the all-star panelists revealed their favorite legal philosophers.  Can you match the jurist to his fave legal thinker?  Find the answers below at Legal Theorist Quiz Answers

The panelists were (a) Former California Supreme Court Associate Justice Joseph R. Grodin; (b) Judge Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and (c) Judge Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Legal Theorist

  1. Benjamin Cardozo (1870-1938).  Judge of the New York Court of Appeal (1914-26);  Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeal (1927-32); Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1932-1938) .  Author of The Nature of the Judicial Process and the seminal case on proximate causation in tort cases, Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Co., 162 N.E. 99 (1928). 
  2. Ronald Dworkin (1931- ).  Law professor and theorist who formerly taught at Yale University and Oxford University and is currently on the law faculty at University College London and New York York University.  Author of Taking Rights Seriously (1977), A Matter of Principle (1985), and Law’s Empire (1986).
  3. John Marshall Harlan II (1899-1971).  Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1955-1971).  Known as a member of the Warren Court’s conservative wing.  He set a precedent, followed by every Supreme Court nominee since, by appearing before the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee and answering questions.


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