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Law's Box: Law, Jurisprudence And The Information Ecosphere, Paul D. Callister Jan 2005

Law's Box: Law, Jurisprudence And The Information Ecosphere, Paul D. Callister

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For so long as it has been important to know what the law is, the practice of law has been an information profession. Nonetheless, just how the information ecosphere affects legal discourse and thinking has never been systematically studied. Legal scholars study how law attempts to regulate information flow, but they say little about how information limits, shapes, and provides a medium for law to operate.

Part I of the paper introduces a holistic approach to medium theory - the idea that methods of communication influence social development and ideology - and applies the theory to the development of legal …