Allan C. Hutchinson


On his book Is Eating People Wrong? Great Legal Cases and How They Shaped the World

Cover Interview of May 23, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“The legal profession is a thoroughly human practice.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“At its most basic, law is little more than a site at which one group of people attempts to resolve the problems and disputes of others.”

On the second:

“Great cases show how the law develops by breaking with its past; they confound the idea that the common law develops incrementally and logically.”