160: Intro to the Rhetoric of Legal Discourse
Instructor(s) Felipe Gutterriez
This course will introduce the student to the study of legal discourse. We will focus on the basic topics and forms of law and legal argumentation as found in case-law, statutes and scholarship. If time permits, we will consider the relationship between legal and social discourse found in popular culture. Students will be encouraged to consider the parallels between legal and rhetorical issues.
1. Hanks, Eva H., Michael E. Herz and Steven S. Nemerson, Elements of Law
, 2nd Edition.
2. Course Reader
3. Handouts available in class or on class website