Law Text Culture

Volume 5 (2000) Issue 2 Special North American Issue

When we were asked by Desmond Manderson, the Managing Editor of Law/Text/Culture, to edit this special edition of Law/Text/Culture we tried to find scholars working in North America -- established and new alike -- who were either doing particularly interesting interdisciplinary work in law and the humanities or who were interested in essaying this kind of work for the first time. We looked for scholars situated both inside and outside the legal academy, and above all for people who were interested in working across different genres and modes of texts and at the same time exploring issues that implicate law in/and culture. The group of articles and essays we collected demonstrate both a wide range of innovative scholarship and a central concern with using interdisciplinary methodology to engage critically with law's cultural forms, investments, and manifestations.

Penny Pether and Austin Sarat - Special Editors

Journal Articles


P. Pether and A. Sarat


Language as Mimesis
L. E. Volcher


Left (Over) Rights
D. Roithmayr