Category Archives: Legal Ethics

Tranter on Seeing Law: The Comic and Icon as Law @GriffLawSchool

Kieran Mark Tranter, Griffith Law School, is publishing Seeing Law: The Comic and Icon as Law in volume 33 of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law (2017). Here is the abstract. This special issue examines how the comic and the icon prefigure forms of legality that are different to modern law. There is a primal seeing of law unmediated by reading, writing or possibly thinking. This introduction identifies the primacy of the eye, the emergence of visual jurisprudence and the transformations of law as a paper-based material practice to a digitally enabled activity.Download the essay from SSRN at the link... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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New Mexico Estops New York

A legal malpractice claim was properly dismissed, according to a recent decision of the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department Plaintiff's claims in this legal malpractice action are barred by the doctrine of collateral estoppel (see Buechel….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Call For Applications: Erasmus School of Law Post-Doc Research Position

Erasmus School of Law (ESL) is appointing a post-doc researcher (1 year, renewable) in interdisciplinary studies of the rule of law and human rights to work within the research project Integrating Normative and Functional Approaches to the Rule of Law and Human Rights (INFAR). The post-doc researcher is expected to work closely with colleagues of the ESL and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam.The particular research project of the post-doc researcher should focus on a contextual (socio-legal or historical) analysis of a particular problem with a transnational or international dimension, in which legal values and policy objectives are in tension. The proposed research should either contribute to understanding law and policy dimensions of the rule of law, or of human rights.In addition, the post-doc researcher is expected to assist with a range of key organizational tasks associated with the second phase of INFAR (2018-2020),….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Gill on Law, Metaphor, and the Encrypted Machine @citizenlab

Lex Gill, University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab, has published Law, Metaphor and the Encrypted Machine. Here is the abstract. The metaphors we use to imagine, describe and regulate new technologies have profound legal implications. This paper offers a critical examination of the metaphors we choose to describe encryption technology in particular, and aims to uncover some of the normative and legal implications of those choices. Part I provides a basic description of encryption as a mathematical and technical process. At the heart of this paper is a question about what encryption is to the law. It is therefore fundamental that readers have a shared understanding of the basic scientific concepts at stake. This technical description will then serve to illustrate the host of legal and political problems arising from encryption technology, the most important of which are addressed in Part II. That section also provides a brief history of various….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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New From Cambridge University Press: Law and Literature, edited by Kieran Dolan @CambridgeUP

Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press:Law and Literature (Kieran Dolan, ed. 2018). Here from the publisher's website is a description of the book's contents.Law and Literature presents an authoritative, fresh and accessible new overview of the many ways in which law and literature interact. Written by a team of international experts, it provides a multi-focused history of literary studies' critical interest in ideas of law and justice. It examines the effects of law on writers and their work, ranging from classical tragedy to comics, and from East Africa to Elizabethan England. Over twenty chapters, contributors reveal the intricate and multivalent historical interactions between law and literature, both past and present, and trace the intellectual genesis of the concept of law in literary studies, focusing on major developments in the history of the interdisciplinary project of law and literature, as well as the changing ideas of law, and the cultural….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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