Faulkner Law Review
Is it possible for us to know what we owe others, or do we need the state to tell us? To ask the question this way could be understood as a provocation. It might suggest that the possibility of private rights and duties - a possibility that common law takes for granted and which lawyers witness in their daily practice threatens the foundations of the legal realist jurisprudential project and the liberal political project. But it is not my intention here to attack those projects. I simply want to consider the possibility that legal realism and liberalism might not be all there is to know about law.
Adam J. MacLeod, The Possibility of Private Rights and Duties, 6 Faulkner L. Rev. 65 (2014).