Professor Duncan Kennedy receives honorary degree from Sciences Po

Harvard Law School SciencesPo

Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence at Harvard Law School, has received an honorary degree from Sciences Po in Paris.

Kennedy, whose scholarship has focused on juridical thought, economic analysis of the law, the links between law and literary theory, and legal globalization—among many other topics—is the first law professor to receive an honorary doctorate from Sciences Po.

“Recognized as one of the founding members of the Critical Legal Studies movement in the United States, author of numerous works of enormous education value in all areas of law, Duncan Kennedy is an intellectual who has had a profound influence on the evolution of American legal thought and the way it is taught,” said Christophe Jamin, director of the Sciences Po Law School, in a speech honoring Kennedy during the awards ceremony on Dec. 7.