Tag Archives: Legal rhetoric

Stern: Nonlegal citations in U.S. Supreme Court opinions

Bezalel Stern of Columbia University has published Nonlegal Citations and the Failure of Law: A Case Study of the Supreme Court 2010-2011 Term, Whittier Law Review, 35, 75-102 (2013). Here is the abstract: Nonlegal citations both exist and proliferate within … Continue reading

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Legal Communication Papers @ NCA 2013

Many papers on legal communication were (or shortly will be) presented at NCA 2013: The 99th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, held November 21-24, 2013 in Washington, DC, USA. Here is a list of those I could identify. … Continue reading

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Murray: An Empirical Study of the Use of Parentheticals in Federal Appellate Briefs

Professor Michael D. Murray of Valparaiso University Law School has published The Promise of Parentheticals: An Empirical Study of the Use of Parentheticals in Federal Appellate Briefs, Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, 10, 229-263 (2013). Here is the abstract: This … Continue reading

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Legal Informatics / Legal Communication Papers @ ICA 2013

The following legal informatics or legal communication papers were presented at ICA 2013: The Conference of the International Communication Association, held 17-21 June 2013, in London, England. (The full conference program is available here, here, and here. The Twitter hashtags … Continue reading

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Feteris: The role of the judge in legal proceedings: A Pragma-dialectical analysis

Professor Dr. Eveline T. Feteris of University of Amsterdam has published The role of the judge in legal proceedings: A Pragma-dialectical analysis, Journal of Argumentation in Context, 1(2), 234-252 (2012). Here is the abstract: In this contribution I characterize the … Continue reading

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Palermo: Logique, Probabilité et Rhétorique dans l’Argumentation Juridique

Angela Palermo of l’Université de Franche-Comté has published Logique, Probabilité et Rhétorique dans l’Argumentation Juridique, Revue de Synthèse, 133(3), pp. 319-344 (2012). Here is the abstract: Judicial reasoning has often been seen as mere rhetoric. Yet, as I argue here, … Continue reading

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Walton: Argument from analogy in legal rhetoric

Professor Dr. Douglas Walton of the University of Windsor has published Argument from analogy in legal rhetoric, forthcoming in Artificial Intelligence and Law. Here is the abstract: This paper applies recent work on scripts and stories developed as tools of … Continue reading

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Legal Communication Papers @ NCA 2012

Many papers on legal communication were presented at NCA 2012: The 98th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, held November 15-18, 2012 in Orlando, Florida, USA. Here is a list of those I could identify. For abstracts and full … Continue reading

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Archer on Evaluating Experts: Understanding Citizen Assessments of Technical Discourse in a Public Deliberation About Ballot Initiatives

Lauren Archer of the University of Washington Department of Communication presented a paper entitled Evaluating experts: Understanding citizen assessments of technical discourse at GPSSA 2012: Conference of the Great Plains Society for the Study of Argumentation, held June 1-2, 2012 … Continue reading

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Legal Communication Papers at RSA 2012: Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference

The legal communication papers (that I’ve been able to identify) being presented at RSA 2012: The 15th Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, being held 25-28 May 2012, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, are listed below. Click here for the conference … Continue reading

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