||The Legal Process School in American jurisprudence is usually associated with Henry M. Hart and Albert M. Sacks' textbook The Legal Process: Basic Problems in the Making and Application of Law. In it, Hart and Sacks sought to identify a mid-point between legal formalism and legal realism. By focusing on the processes of legislative and institutional decision-making, as well as on the norms governing judicial reasoning and adjudication, they attempted to reconcile legal discretion with the rule of law. Although their own solution to this problem is no longer central within legal philosophy, concerns about discretion and the rule of law have become ever more pressing, and debates about legal process recur throughout civil, criminal, and immigration law. Current debates over legal process center on questions about the design and operation of legal procedures, and their relationship with democratic institutions.