Jurisliterature and Transgression

Peter Goodrich   | Bio
Cardozo Law School and New York University Abu Dhabi


The jurisliterary profession is the curious enterprise of writing, as a jurist, about law. Many seek to escape into literature, philosophy, critique, psychoanalysis, the couch, but then, in the main, they have abandoned law. Those that persist, who remain jurists, have the propensity to transgress the boundaries of the juridical, the strictures of abstraction and disembodiment, so as to generate accounts of legal sensibility, so as to manifest the polyglottal and visceral potential of transforming the juridical bubble into that most ethical of realms, the poetics of desire. Jurisliterary transgression, at its strongest, returns the materiality of imagination to the sensorium of legality.



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Goodrich P. Jurisliterature and Transgression . LiC [Internet]. 2020Apr.27 [cited 2021Jan.24];36(2):10-6. Available from: https://journals.latrobe.edu.au/index.php/law-in-context/article/view/111

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