然而，据报，马克思将支持暴力推翻政府只有在极端情况下。他敦促世界各国的工人团结起来，是作为政治集会的目的--它被认为是在许多民族斗争中的暴力行动的认可。同样，马克思声称，“哲学家们只解释了世界，关键是要改变它”[ 8 ]马克思所倡导的变革是和平的政治和社会行动，马克思重视社会及其内在支持的社会关系网络。CLS，如马克思主义，更像是一种意识形态，一种哲学；波义耳说，法律哲学具有一种有害的元素，提出了社会变革的一个障碍。[ 10 ]在其最基本的，CLS以法律作为一个政治实体[ 11 ]；法律结构是不确定的和强大的利益形。CLS似乎赞同激进的行动，以改变影响，但由于其不同的利益（女权主义，反种族主义等）推翻政府不能提高一个利益，而牺牲另一个。
However, it is submitted that Marx would support the violent overthrow of government only in extreme circumstances. His urging that the workers of the world unite was intended as a political rallying point – it has been cited as an endorsement of violent action in many national struggles. Similarly, Marx claimed that ‘…the philosophers have only interpreted the world, the point is to change it’ - the change Marx advocated was that of peaceful political and social action; Marx valued community and its inherently supportive network of social relations. CLS, like Marxism, is more akin to an ideology that a philosophy; Boyle stated that legal philosophy possesses a pernicious element that presents a barrier to societal change. At its most elemental, CLS regards the law as a political entity; legal structures are indeterminate and shaped by the interests of the powerful. CLS would seem to endorse radical action to effect change, but given its disparate interests (feminism, anti-racism, etc.) a government overthrow could not advance one interest while sacrificing another.