June 6, 2016

Mootz on Law as a Liberal Art

Francis Joseph Mootz, III, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, has published Law as a Liberal Art, presented at the Rhetoric Society of America Bi-Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, May 29, 2016. Here is the abstract.
Law is a liberal art. Today, this lesson is forgotten by legal educators, legal practitioners, and citizens. This amnesia is not just a problem of proper academic categorization; it has profound effects on the full realization of the rule of law in contemporary constitutional democracies. The essence of law is captured by the ancient Trivium: grammar, logic (really, dialectic) and rhetoric.
Download the essay from SSRN at the link.

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