The Semiotics of Law in Legal Education

Editors: Broekman, Jan M., Mootz III, Francis J. (Eds.)

  • First time focus on the implementation of legal semiotics on legal education
  • Revisits many dimensions of legal practice and contributes to a uniquely sharp focus on lawyers' signifying activities
  • Shows how a 3-credit course can bring law students to research and understanding via semiotics
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About this Textbook

This book offers educational experiences, including reflections and the resulting essays, from the Roberta Kevelson Seminar on Law and Semiotics held during 2008 – 2011 at Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law.  The texts address educational aspects of law that require attention and that also are issues in traditional jurisprudence and legal theory.  The book introduces education in legal semiotics as it evolves in a legal curriculum. Specific semiotic concepts, such as “sign”, “symbol” or “legal language,” demonstrate how a lawyer’s professionally important tasks of name-giving and meaning-giving are seldom completely understood by lawyers or laypeople.  These concepts require analyses of considerable depth to understand the expressiveness of these legal names and meanings, and to understand how lawyers can “say the law,” or urge such a saying correctly and effectively in the context of a natural language that is understandable to all of us.  The book brings together the structure of the Seminar, its foundational philosophical problems, the specifics of legal history, and the semiotics of the legal system with specific themes such as gender, family law, and business law.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • “Die Sache”: The Foundationless Ground of Legal Meaning

    Mootz, Francis J.

    Pages 5-20

  • Faces Face to Face

    Broekman, Jan M.

    Pages 21-56

  • Tarski, Peirce and Truth-Correspondences in Law: Can Semiotic Truth-Analysis Adequately Describe Legal Discourse?

    Fleet, Paul

    Pages 57-73

  • History and Semiotics: Preliminary Thoughts

    Pencak, William A.

    Pages 77-80

  • Teaching Law and Semiotic Sensitivity In the Life and Career of John Reed, Founder of the Dickinson School of Law

    Butler, William E.

    Pages 81-93

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eBook $54.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Semiotics of Law in Legal Education
Editors
  • Jan M. Broekman
  • Francis J. Mootz III
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1341-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1341-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1340-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-5359-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 255
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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