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.
May 18, 2011
Harold Bloom, The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life (New Haven & London: Yale U. Press, 2011).
Harold Bloom, The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry (New York: Oxford U. Press, 1973).