Critical and Comparative Rhetoric

Unmasking Privilege and Power in Law and Legal Advocacy to Achieve Truth, Justice, and Equity

Through the lenses of comparative and critical rhetoric, this book theorizes how alternative approaches to communication can transform legal meanings and legal outcomes, infusing them with more inclusive participation, equity and justice.

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Through the lenses of comparative and critical rhetoric, this book theorizes how alternative approaches to communication can transform legal meanings and legal outcomes, infusing them with more inclusive participation, equity and justice.

Viewing legal language through a radical lens, the book sets aside longstanding norms that derive from White and Euro-centric approaches in order to re-situate legal methods as products of new rhetorical models that come from diasporic and non-Western cultures.

The book urges readers to re-consider how they think about logic and rhetoric and to consider other ways of building knowledge that can heal the law’s current structures that often perpetuate and reinforce systems of privilege and power.

Elizabeth Berenguer is an Associate Professor of Law at Stetson Law School.

Lucy Jewel is a Professor of Law and Director of Legal Writing at the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Teri McMurtry-Chubb is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) School of Law.

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