The 'Trial Warrior': Applying Sun Tzu's The Art of War to Trial Advocacy
Antonin I. Pribetic
Steinberg Morton Hope & Israel LLP; University of Toronto at Mississauga-Rotman School of Management-Diploma in Forensic & Investigative Accounting (DIFA)
August 1, 2008
Alberta Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 1017-1035, 2008
The author uses Sun Tzu's The Art of War to determine whether the theory of strategic functionalism can integrate the client-centric, justice-centric, and science-centric conceptual models into a coherent, unified trial advocacy paradigm. The author finds that the Taoist philosophy, military strategy, and tactics explained in The Art of War applied to trial advocacy is an example of strategic functionalism at work.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: Adversarial system, trial advocacy, Sun Tzu, The Art of War, jurisprudence, military theory, strategic functionalism, interdisciplinary, law and culture, law and literature
JEL Classification: K4, K40, K42Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 26, 2007 ; Last revised: April 14, 2009
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