The Legal Semiotic Modus Operandi: Squares

  • Jan M. Broekman
  • Larry Catà Backer


As a most stimulating example, we quote here from the prize-winning article of Michelle Wirth JD some considerations related to the above steps. The article applies semiotics to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court case Ferguson v. McKiernan to reveal the shift in social context that made the lines of legal reasoning behind the outcome appear “self-evident” for lawyers and the public.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dickinson School of LawPenn State UniversityCarlisleUSA
  2. 2.Dickinson School of Law, School of International AffairsPenn State University State CollegeState CollegeUSA

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