Rhetoric in Law and Politics

Rhetoric in Law and Politics

Professor Adrian Vermeule, Professor Jacob Gersen
Spring 2020 seminar
W 3:00pm - 5:00pm in WCC Room 4059
2 classroom credits

Prerequisites: Enrollment is by permission and limited to upper-level students. Interested students should send a resume and one-paragraph statement of interest to Ellen Keng (ekeng@law.harvard.edu) by January 1.

Exam Type: No Exam

We will study rhetoric and its techniques in law and politics, including constitutional debates, judicial opinions, political crises, and other contexts. Readings will emphasize primary sources (historical and literary) from the classical, medieval and modern traditions, rather than secondary analysis.

Subject Areas: Legal & Political Theory, Disciplinary Perspectives & Law