Ipse Dixit


Anna Lukina on Kelsen & Communist Theories of Law

Season 1, Ep. 518

In this episode, Anna Lukina, a graduate student at Harvard Law School, discusses her draft article "Opening the Pandora's Box: Kelsen and the Communist Theory of Law." Lukina begins by describing the basic features of Communist theories of law. She explains Hans Kelsen's "Pandora's box" objection to natural law theory, and why Kelsen believed that the objection also applied to Communist theories of law. She argues that Kelsen's objection applies to some Communist theories of law, but not all of them. She also reflects on why studying Communist theories of law can help us better understand the nature of law. Lukina is on Twitter at @ANNVYSHINSKY.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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