Nov 082018
 November 8, 2018  Posted by  Misc

Forget Black Friday! We’ve got a new article by Ryan Calo to read and ponder.  Having just skimmed the abstract, I see a terms/concepts that I am not familiar with, so much to learn here…..


American Legal Realism numbers among the most important theoretical contributions of legal academia to date. Given the movement’s influence, as well as the common centrality of certain key figures, it is surprising that privacy scholarship in the United States has paid next to no attention to the movement. This inattention is unfortunate for several reasons, including that privacy law furnishes rich examples of the indeterminacy thesis—a key concept of American Legal Realism—and because the interdisciplinary efforts of privacy scholars to explore extra-legal influences on privacy law arguably further the plot of legal realism itself. The application of social science to privacy has, if anything, deepened its indeterminacy.

Citation and Access to Full Article (Free): 

Calo, Ryan, Privacy Law’s Indeterminacy (November 8, 2018). 20 Theoretical Inquiries L. XX (2019). Available at SSRN:

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