Posner, Richard A.

Posner, Richard A. (Allen)

(1939–  ) judge, legal scholar; born in New York City. He held several government positions prior to his teaching posts at the law schools of Stanford (1968–69) and the University of Chicago (1969). In 1981 he was appointed judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, sitting in Chicago, by which time he is said to have made a fortune as a legal consultant. He became known for his economic approach to legal issues such as antitrust law; he is also known for expressing his views on many subjects outside the narrow confines of law, publishing many articles and books, including Problems of Jurisprudence (1990). He is credited with having inspired a new, more interdisciplinaary orientation in contemporary American law schools. Regarded by some as a conservative, he preferred to see himself as a legal pragmatist, somewhat skeptical of many of the broad claims for the role of law and the courts in modern society.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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POSNER, Richard A. The Federal Judiciary: Strengths and Weaknesses.
(39) POSNER, Richard A. The problematics of moral and legal theory.
(41) Sobre a distincao entre os campos da analise economica do Direito (heuristica, descritiva [ou positiva] e normativa), ver, por exemplo: POSNER, Richard A. Law and Economics in Common-Law, Civil-Law, and Developing Nations.
Posner, Richard A., Sex and Reason, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992.
Posner, Richard A. "Wealth Maximization and Judicial Decision-Making." International Review of Law and Economics 4 (1984): 131-5.
POSNER, Richard A. The Crisis of Capitalist Democracy.