Saturday, March 10, 2007

Legal Scholarship: No. 7

Basic Research

In legal scholarship there should be an analogue to the notion of basic research in science. But academic legal scholars must not get the idea that basic research is that sort of research that never needs to be put to the test. Untestable research is cheap and easy -- because there is no way to determine whether results of such "basic research" are valid or invalid.

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