Faculty in the spotlight : Walter Weyrauch
Professor Walter Weyrauch has published “Nonrational Sources of Scholarship: Remembering David Daube” (1909-1999), in 19 Rechtshistorisches Journal 677 (2000); and “A Theory of Legal Strategy,” 49 Duke Law Journal (2000). This article, written jointly with Professor Lynn LoPucki (UCLA), maintains that controversies tend to be decided on factors other than legal merits and that judges have a minor role in this process. The factors that are decisive are largely based on unwritten law that cannot openly be argued. This essay is an outgrowth of his earlier studies on tribal law, also based on unwritten legal traditions.