Friday, February 20, 2009

New scholarship alert: "The Lawyer's Moral Obligation to Write Well."

Thanks to the (new) legal writer blog for tipping me off to this new article by Professor Jack Sammons of Mercer School of Law.

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From the abstract available on SSRN: 

"In this short article, and drawing upon George Steiner's famous article about the death of the German language, I argue that it is only when the language of the law is "living speech," in James Boyd White's terminology, that the law can perform well its moral purpose. This is, in part, because of the unique form of judgment that the law is."

Download the whole enchilada here.

I am the scholarship dude.

(jbl)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2009/02/new-scholarship.html

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2009/01/the-moral-oblig.html

too many chefs . . .

Posted by: JacquesPepin | Feb 20, 2009 9:40:33 PM

Yeah, sometimes we are too busy to read all of our collective posts! But some duplication is okay by me if it helps bring newsworthy items to your attention.

Posted by: legalwriting | Feb 21, 2009 7:58:19 AM

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