David M. Engel

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor

Research Focus: Torts, Law and Society, Rights Consciousness, Asian Legal Cultures, Legal Ethnography

Links: Curriculum Vitae, SSRN

Contact Information

422 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
Phone: 716-645-2514
Email: dmengel@buffalo.edu

Faculty Assistant: Suzanne Caruso

Books

THE MYTH OF THE LITIGIOUS SOCIETY: WHY WE DON’T SUE (University of Chicago Press: 2016)
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TORT, CUSTOM, AND KARMA: GLOBALIZATION AND LEGAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN THAILAND (Stanford University Press, 2010) (Recipient of Jacob Book Prize Honorable Mention)
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FAULT LINES: TORT LAW AS CULTURAL PRACTICE (David M. Engel and Michael McCann) (Stanford University Press: 2009)
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RIGHTS OF INCLUSION: LAW AND IDENTITY IN THE LIFE STORIES OF AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (David M. Engel and Frank W. Munger) (University of Chicago Press: 2003) (Recipient of the Jacob Book Prize Honorable Mention as well as the Myers Outstanding Book Award.)
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CROSSING BOUNDARIES: TRADITIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS IN LAW AND SOCIETY RESEARCH (Austin Sarat, Marianne Constable, David M. Engel, Valerie Hans, and Susan Lawrence, eds.) (Northwestern University Press: 1998)
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EVERYDAY PRACTICES AND TROUBLE CASES (Austin Sarat, Marianne Constable, David M. Engel, Valerie Hans, and Susan Lawrence, eds.) (Northwestern University Press: 1998)
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LAW AND COMMUNITY IN THREE AMERICAN TOWNS (Carol J. Greenhouse, Barbara Yngvesson, and David M. Engel) (Cornell University Press: 1994) (Recipient of the Jacob Book Prize.)
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CODE AND CUSTOM IN A THAI PROVINCIAL COURT: THE INTERACTION OF FORMAL AND INFORMAL SYSTEMS OF JUSTICE  University of Arizona Press, Association for Asian Studies Monograph Series: 1978)
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LAW AND KINGSHIP IN THAILAND DURING THE REIGN OF KING CHULALONGKORN (University of Michigan Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies: 1975)
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Journal Articles

Blood Curse and Belonging in Thailand: Law, Buddhism, and Legal Consciousness, Asian Journal of Law and Society (2016) vol. 3: 71
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State and Personhood in Southeast Asia: The Promise and Potential for Law and Society Research, ASIAN JOURNAL OF LAW & SOCIETY (with Lynette J. Chua) (2015) vol. 2: 211 
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Rights as Wrongs: Legality and Sacrality in Thailand, ASIAN STUDIES REVIEW (2014) vol. 39: 38
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Perception and Decision at the Threshold of Tort Law: Explaining the Infrequency of Claims, DEPAUL LAW REVIEW (2013) vol. 62: 293
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Uprooted Justice: Transformations of Law and Everyday Life in Northern Thailand, NORTHERN THAILAND, WISCONSIN INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL (2012) vol. 29: 343
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Vertical and Horizontal Perspectives on Rights Consciousness, INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES vol. 19: 423 (2012)
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Review, Truth on Trial in Thailand by David Streckfuss, SOUTH EAST ASIA RESEARCH (2011) vol. 19: 648
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Lumping as Default in Tort Cases: The Cultural Interpretation of Injury and Causation, LOYOLA OF LOS ANGELES LAW REVIEW (2010) vol. 44: 33
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The Uses of Legal Culture in Contemporary Socio-Legal Studies: A Response to Sally Engle Merry, JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LAW (2010) vol. 5: 59
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Landscapes of the Law: Injury, Remedy, and Social Change in Thailand, LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW (2009) vol. 43: 61
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Narrative, Disability, and Identity (with Frank W. Munger), NARRATIVE (2007) vol. 15: 85
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Religiosity and the Invocation of Law in the Conversation with the Dalai Lama [comments], BUFFALO LAW REVIEW (2007) vol. 55: 681
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Globalization and the Decline of Legal Consciousness: Torts, Ghosts, and Karma in Thailand, LAW & SOCIAL INQUIRY (2005) vol. 30: 469
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Reinterpreting the Effect of Rights: Career Narratives and the Americans with Disabilities Act (with Frank W. Munger), OHIO STATE LAW JOURNAL (2001) vol. 62:  285
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Presidential Address - Making Connections: Law and Society Researchers and Their Subjects, LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW (1999) vol. 33: 3
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Rights, Remembrance, and the Reconciliation of Difference (with Frank W. Munger), LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW (1996) vol. 30: 7
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Origin Myths: Narratives of Authority, Resistance, Disability, and Law, LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW  (1993) vol. 27: 785
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Law and Society in Southeast Asia, LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW (Jane Collier, David M. Engel, Barbara Yngvesson, eds.) (1994): 409
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Law, Culture, and Children with Disabilities: Educational Rights and the Construction of Difference, DUKE LAW JOURNAL (1991) vol. 1991: 166
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Law Students with Disabilities: Removing Barriers in the Law School Community (with Alfred Konefsky), BUFFALO LAW REVIEW (1990) vol. 38: 551
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Litigation Across Space and Time: Courts, Conflict, and Social Change, LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW (1990) vol. 24: 333
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Law, Time, and Community, LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW (1987) vol. 21: 605
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The Oven Bird's Song: Insiders, Outsiders, and Personal Injuries in an American Community, LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW (1984) vol. 18: 551
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Mapping Difficult Terrain: 'Legal Culture,' 'Legal Consciousness,' and other Hazards for the Intrepid Explorer (with Barbara Yngvesson), LAW & POLICY (1984) vol. 6:  299
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Cases, Conflict, and Accommodation: Patterns of Legal Interaction in an American Community, LAW & SOCIAL INQUIRY (1983) vol. 1983:  803
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Legal Pluralism in an American Community: Perspectives on a Civil Trial Court, LAW & SOCIAL INQUIRY (1980) vol. 1980: 425
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Civil Cases and Society: Process and Order in the Civil Justice System (with Eric Steele), LAW & SOCIAL INQUIRY (1979) vol. 1979: 295
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Book Chapters

Religion, Modernity, and Injury in Thailand, RELIGION IN DISPUTES: PERVASIVENESS OF RELIGIOUS NORMATIVITY IN DISPUTING PROCESSES (Franz von Benda-Beckmann et al., eds.) (Palgrave: 2013) p. 215
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"The Spirits Were Always Watching": Buddhism, Secular Law, and Social Change, in Thailand, AFTER SECULAR LAW (Winnifred Fallers Sullivan et al., eds.) (Stanford University Press: 2011) p. 242
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David Engel and "The Oven Bird's Song" (Edited Interview), CONDUCTING LAW AND SOCIETY RESEARCH: REFLECTIONS ON METHODS AND PRACTICE (Simon Halliday and Patrick Schmidt, eds.) (Cambridge University Press: 2009) p. 83
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Discourses of Causation in Injury Cases: Exploring Thai and American Legal Cultures, FAULT LINES: TORT LAW AS CULTURAL PRACTICE (David M. Engel and Michael McCann, eds.) (Stanford University Press: 2009) vol. 251
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Introduction: Tort Law as Cultural Practice, FAULT LINES: TORT LAW AS CULTURAL PRACTICE (David M. Engel and Michael McCann, eds.) (Stanford University Press: 2009) p. 1
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Globalization and Law in Everyday Life, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND SOCIETY: AMERICAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES (Sage Publications: 2007)
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Injury and Identity: The Damaged Self in Three Cultures, BETWEEN LAW AND CULTURE: RELOCATING LEGAL STUDIES (David Theo Goldberg, Michael Musheno, Lisa Bower, eds.) (University of Minnesota Press: 2001) p. 3
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How Does Law Matter in the Constitution of Legal Consciousness?, HOW DOES LAW MATTER? (Bryant G. Garth and Austin Sarat, eds.) (Northwestern University Press: 1998) p. 109
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Law in the Domains of Everyday Life: The Construction of Community and Difference, LAW IN EVERYDAY LIFE (Austin Sarat and Thomas R. Kearns, eds.) (University of Michigan Press: 1993) p. 123
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