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Ordeal In Iceland, William I. Miller Jan 1988

Ordeal In Iceland, William I. Miller

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Ordeal holds a strange fascination with us. It appalls and intrigues. We marvel at the mentality of those cultures that officialize it; we feel a sense of horror as we imagine ourselves intimately involved with boiling water or glowing irons. And we don't feel up to it. So our terror and cowardice becomes their brutality and irrationality. I am not about to urge to reinstitution of ordeals, although most practicing lawyers will tell you that that is still what going to law is, a crapshoot they say. What I want to do is call attention to the difficulty of ...


The Role Of The Legislative And Executive Branches In Interpreting The Constitution, Robert Nagel Jan 1988

The Role Of The Legislative And Executive Branches In Interpreting The Constitution, Robert Nagel

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Law And Literature: 'No Manifesto', James Boyd White Jan 1988

Law And Literature: 'No Manifesto', James Boyd White

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With what hopes and expectations should a lawyer turn to the reading of imaginative literature? To books and articles that purport to connect that literature in some way with the law? In particular, is "law and literature" -to which this Symposium is directed-to be thought of as an academic "field" like law and psychiatry, say, or law and economics? If so, what can it purport to teach us? If not, how is it to be thought of?