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Practice extended : beyond law and literature

Author: Robert A Ferguson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Practice Extended is a collection of Robert A. Ferguson's essays reflecting forty years of his scholarship and reflects the evolution and the aims of the field as well as its impact on the study of both literature and law. Ferguson's work explores a wide range of topics including immigration, eloquence, the Constitution, rhetoric and Ulysses, and mercy. Ferguson's essays emphasize the interdisciplinary connection  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Court decisions and opinions
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Ferguson
ISBN: 9780231175364 0231175361
OCLC Number: 925783564
Description: x, 337 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the letters in law --
Literary components in the legal imagination --
The U.S. Constitution as literature --
The place of mercy in legal discourse --
Immigration law: an answer to intractability --
The nature of judgment --
Holmes and the judicial figure --
The opinion as literary genre --
Ulysses in government hands --
The public uses of eloquence --
Lawyer Lincoln: the making of eloquence --
Memorialization and the spirit of law --
Precision in persuasion --
When law fails --
The Somers Mutiny and the American ship of state --
Invading Panama: circumstance and the rule of law --
Coda: how to read a courtroom novel.
Responsibility: Robert A. Ferguson.

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Helps general readers navigate the intricacies of legal language and thought, strengthening their grasp on law's relationship to society and culture  Read more...

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