Officium poetae

Peter Goodrich

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Historically, and often autobiographically as well, poetry precedes and founds law. At the same time as poetry is crucial to an understanding of law, it is disavowed. This article addresses both the history and the slips through which the attentive analyst can glimpse the role of poetry and of legal poetics in the development and profession of law.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-152
Number of pages14
JournalLiverpool Law Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001


  • Dissertation
  • Eros
  • Law
  • Satire
  • Supervision
  • Thesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law


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