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ERIC Number: ED071105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 10
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Rhetoric and Law: An Overview.
Anapol, Malthon
Today's Speech, v18 n4 p12-20 Fall 1970
Rhetoric and law had mutually beneficial influences on each other during the Graeco-Roman era. The relationship deteriorated during the middle ages because of a universal decline in learning, culture, and social organization; the hostility of the church toward rhetoric as a pagan concept; and the feudal structure in which there was no system of orderly government to prevail against individual domains. The disciplines of rhetoric and law were revived during the rebirth of learning and the development of the legal system in England, but in separate and different spheres. This segregation was a loss for both endeavors. The era since 1920, however, has witnessed the first signs of a trend toward the recognition of the role that rhetoric and law can play in association with each other. Legal realists have broken the ground for a broader view of the factors that contribute to an understanding of the legal system, and lawyers and judges are becoming aware of their problems in communication and rhetoric. (Author/RN)
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