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Gardere's Randy Gordon Helping 'Rehumanize' Law

03.07.12

Respected Trial Attorney Randy D. Gordon, a partner in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has released the book "Rehumanizing Law: A Theory of Law and Democracy," which provides an in-depth analysis of the relationship between law and narrative stories.

Published by the University of Toronto Press, "Rehumanizing Law" explores how literary, public and personal narratives such as Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" and Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" have directly influenced the passage of legislation, and how such narratives can become legal rules in the form of judicial decisions.

Mr. Gordon earned praise from the Harvard Law Review for his ability to present an "insightful analysis of narrative both within and without the law." Peppered with discussions and excerpts of "famous cases, poems, novels and plays," the book often proves "amusing, enriching and entertaining," according to the editors.

Mr. Gordon serves as an adjunct professor at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and a lecturer in English at SMU. He also serves as the senior host of KERA FM's popular literary series "The Writers Studio." Inspired by the popular television series "Inside the Actors Studio," the weekly radio program brings the world's most accomplished writers to Dallas for an intimate look at their work. "The Writers Studio" can be heard on KERA 90.1 FM at 8 p.m. every Thursday.

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