The Experience of Legal Injustice

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This paper compares the legal thought of Lon Fuller and Hannah Arendt on the point of legal injustice. It argues, in reply to a paper by Kristen Rundle, that what Fuller and Arendt share is not so much an interest in the experience of law-as-such (the interaction between responsible agency and law as a complex institution), but rather an interest in the junction of law and injustice. However, there is an important point of divergence between Arendt and Fuller. In particular, Arendt differs from Fuller in her conviction that ‘injustice in a legal form’ is an integral part of modern legal systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-278
Number of pages12
JournalNetherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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