Professor Silverstein’s scholarly activities fall within the interdisciplinary field of law and society.  Scholars within this field have their homes in political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, and history departments, as well as law schools.  Law and society scholarship views law as a phenomenon that overflows the banks of official legal domains (e.g., legal rules, precedent, judicial institutions).  Such scholarship typically employs a combination of empirical and interpretive methods to examine the way law constitutes and is constituted by social interaction, challenging the conventional view that the judicial system and its outputs are insulated from politics and everyday life.

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