Truth and Beauty: A Legal Translation
James Ming Chen
Michigan State University - College of Law
July 8, 2008
University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 41, 2010
This essay addresses questions of truth and beauty, of poetry and fidelity, as applied to legal education and ultimately to law. After discussing how law schools can most faithfully translate their teachings to lawyers' real concerns, I shall ponder how the law itself reconciles its duty to truth with its practitioners' longing for beauty.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: truth, beauty, poetry, literature, fidelity, translation, science, history, Watson, Holmes, FitzGerald, Keats, Khayyam, legal education, law schools
JEL Classification: I2, I20, K00Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 8, 2008 ; Last revised: May 4, 2012
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