Larry Alexander, Legal theory
Law and Philosophy
One of the central dilemmas of law is what Larry Alexander has called "the gap:" general, determinate rules have significant benefits from the forward-looking perspective of a lawmaker, but generate outcomes that appear wrong from the perspective of individual actors. In this 25-year retrospective of Alexander's initial article on the gap, I examine a possible way out of the dilemma of the gap, and conclude that it does not work.
Sherwin, Emily, "The Importance of 'The Gap'," 35 University of Queensland Law Journal 47-56 (2016)