Speaking Engagements

Arts and Legal Reasoning

ASLCH 16th Annual Conference in London

Gardere Partner Randy D. Gordon is set to chair the Arts and Legal Reasoning Panel on March 22 at the School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London. Based on four papers (including Mr. Gordon's paper, "Law-as-Performance"), the panel will examine legal reasoning from a variety of perspectives that are not rooted in traditional syllogistic formulas.

"There is probably little dispute that both legal education and legal practice are tethered tightly to text-based procedures," said Mr. Gordon. "Accordingly, law students and lawyers are taught to learn and understand general rules and principles and apply them to pre-manufactured factual scenarios. Our program does not wish to suggest that non-textual resources should replace textual ones. Rather, it will suggest that a considered reflection on non-textual resources can open new avenues for developing knowledge amongst law students and legal professionals."

The complete conference program may be accessed here. For more information, please visit the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities' website.

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