Steven J. Mailloux, Loyola Marymount University, and Francis Joseph Mootz, III, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, have published From Hermeneutics to Rhetoric, and Back Again. Here is the abstract.
The William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV convened the Annual West Coast Rhetoric Workshop in November 2016. Steven Mailloux, President’s Professor of Rhetoric at Loyola Marymount University, and Francis J. Mootz III, Dean and Professor of Law at McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, were invited to deliver the Plenary Address. This paper is a slightly edited version of their joint Plenary talk. Professor Mailloux and Dean Mootz discuss their journey “From Hermeneutics to Rhetoric, and Back Again” and how it shaped their approaches to literature and law, respectively. After describing their theoretical conclusions and commitments, they each consider their positions in light of the jurisprudence of Justice Antonin Scalia.Download the article from SSRN at the link.