Legal Conversation as Signifier

Elgar Studies in Legal Theory

Jan M. Broekman, Dean and Professor of Law Emeritus, Law Faculty, KU Leuven, Belgium and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Penn State Law, PSU, US and Frank Fleerackers, Faculty of Law, KU Leuven, Belgium

Conversation and argument concerning laws and legal situations take place throughout society and at all levels, yet the language of these conversations differs greatly from that of the courtroom. This insightful book considers the gap between everyday discussion about law and the artificial, technical language developed by lawyers, judges and other legal specialists. In doing so, it explores the intriguing possibilities for future synthesis, a problem often neglected by legal theory.

2017 256 pp Hardback 978 1 78811 019 8 £76.50 £85.00 $112.50 $125.00

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