Vilhelm Lundstedt’s ‘Legal Machinery’ and the Demise of Juristic Practice

Luca Siliquini-Cinelli (Lead / Corresponding author)

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This article aims to contribute to the academic debate on the general crisis faced by law schools and the legal professions by discussing why juristic practice is a matter of experience rather than knowledge. Through a critical contextualisation of Vilhelm Lundstedt’s thought under processes of globalisation and transnationalism, it is argued that the demise of the jurist’s function is related to law’s scientification as brought about by the metaphysical construction of reality. The suggested roadmap will in turn reveal that the current voiding of juristic practice and its teaching is part of the crisis regarding what makes us human.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-264
Number of pages24
JournalLaw and Critique
Issue number2
Early online date28 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018


  • Juristic practice
  • Legal education
  • Scientia juris
  • Vilhelm Lundstedt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law


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