“Living Law: Reconsidering Eugen Ehrlich offers the considered opinions of several scholars on the significance of Ehrlich's work from
his first publications more than a century ago until today.
In reading this volume, one is struck by Ehrlich's prescience. His notion of ''living law'' is a precursor to a wide range of concepts that still shape law and society discourse. It has served as a constructive contrast to Pound's ''law in action'' for many decades now, but it also foreshadowed studies of legal pluralism and legal consciousness.
[A]nyone inclined to re/read Ehrlich's magnum opus would do well to study Hertogh's collection as a companion volume.” – Dan Steward,
Law & Society Review, Vol. 45, No. 1
“This volume is a scholarly and highly commendable contribution to the study of Ehrlich's thought and is likely to stimulate further work on non-state law and legal consciousness; certainly, any scholar with an interest in sociological jurisprudence shall find it to be an invaluable resource about an extremely interesting and influential figure.” – Tim Murphy,
Dublin University Law Journal, Vol. 31, No. 1
“The publication of the collective work Living Law: Reconsidering Eugen Ehrlich (Living Law) ... is, indeed, most welcome. The book, without a doubt, will be of great interest to all readers involved in legal sociology, legal anthropology, and, more broadly, in "law and society" scholarship. The contributors to this collection of essays are all highly learned and talented scholars
Any reader interested in legal sociology and legal pluralism should find Hertogh's collective work ... full of relevant information about Elrich, and also highly stimulating.” – Michel Coutu,
Osgoode Hall Law Review, Vol. 47. Nr.3
“All of the essays are well-written and present cogent arguments” – John H. Bogart,
Law and Politics Book Review