Thursday, July 12, 2007

symposium on legal rhetoric and language

060228wcl_exterior_fall_05dscf005 Terry Phelps, at American University in Washington, D.C., has announced a symposium on How Legal Rhetoric Shapes the Law, to take place on Friday, November 2, 2007.

As Terry reports, the symposium "is designed to do two things: first, to have an interesting symposium on the power of legal language and second, to celebrate some of the wonderful scholarship that legal writing professionals have been doing. The conference will begin with a keynote by James Boyd White entitled When Language Meets the Mind: Three Questions. That talk will be followed by three panels on Metaphor, Narrative, and Archetypes." If you are doing work in any of these areas and would like to be on a panel, let Terry know at

Also, you can register for the symposium, which is free of charge, at


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