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Argumentation

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 705–717 | Cite as

American Legal argumentation: The Law and Literature/rhetoric movement

  • Eileen A. Scallen
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Abstract

This essay discusses the most recent manifestations of the debate of the law and literature movement. The essay traces the evolution of the Law and Literature schools and identifies some of their adherents and conclusions, shows how these schools have influenced the conceptual development and teaching of American law, presents connections between the Critical Legal Studies and Law and Economics movements in the U.S., and raises questions about the Law and Literature movement.

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law and literature critical legal studies law and economics teaching law, and argumentation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eileen A. Scallen
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  1. 1.Hastings College of the LawUSA

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