Saturday, August 11, 2007

literature as legal authority

A recently published student article examines courts' use of literary references in judicial opinions. Those who use Wyoming Prof. Michael Smith's text, Advanced Legal Writing: Theories and Strategies in Persuasive Writing, and others interested in the persuasive/rhetorical/legal effect of literary references may wish to take a look. Here's the citation:

John M. DeStefano III, Student Author, On Literature as Legal Authority, 49 Ariz. L. Rev. 521 (2007).

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