Ages ago, at my first-year law school orientation, my classmates were told "If you only know the law, then you do not know the law at all." I took the words to heart as I made my way through law school, through law practice and, now, into law teaching. The Cosmopolitan Lawyer lists readings, many non-law, which are influencing my thinking about law. It is my effort to be, and to encourage others to be, more cosmopolitan--and, thus, less parochial--in thinking about law.
January 8, 2011
Anne Carson, NOX (New York: New Directions, 2010) (From the book's backcover: "When my brother died I made an epitaph for him in the form of a book. This is a replica of it, as close as we could get. Anne Carson").