Francis Joseph Mootz

University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law

Professor of Law

3200 Fifth Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95817

United States

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Scholarly Papers (44)

1.

After the Battle of the Forms: Commercial Contracting in the Electronic Age

I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, Vol. 4, p. 271, 2008, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-33
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 19 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2015
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Contracts, Sales, Electronic Contracting, Battle of the Forms, Unconscionability, Reasonable Expectations, Karl Llewellyn

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Gadamer's Rhetorical Conception of Hermeneutics as the Key to Developing a Critical Hermeneutics

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 15 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2013
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Rhetoric, Hermeneutics, Critical Theory, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Paul Ricoeur, Legal theory

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Nietzschean Critique and Philosophical Hermeneutics

Number of pages: 76 Posted: 05 May 2003
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Gadamer, Nietzsche, Vattimo, hermeneutics, critical theory, critical legal studies, gays and lesbians

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A Future Foretold: Neo-Aristotelian Praise of Postmodern Legal Theory

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 05 May 2003
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Postmodern, theory, Aristotle, Heidegger, Gadamer, Dunne, psychotherapy, critical theory, feminist theory, statutory interpretation

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The Ontological Basis of Legal Hermeneutics: A Proposed Model of Inquiry Based on the Work of Gadamer, Habermas and Ricoeur

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 68, pp. 523-617, 1988
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 15 Dec 2008
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Philosophical Hermeneutics, Critical Theory, Critical Legal Studies, Law and Literature, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Jurgen Habermas, Paul Ricoeur

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Hermeneutics and Law

The Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics (Eds. Naill Keane and Chris Lawn, 2015)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 02 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2014
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Critical Theory, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Jurgen Habermas, Martin Heidegger, Hermeneutics, Natural Law, Positivism, Rhetoric, Paul Ricoeur

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Ricoeur's Critical Hermeneutics and the Psychotherapeutic Model of Critical Theory

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Dec 2008
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Paul Ricoeur, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Jurgen Habermas, critical theory, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hermeneutics, philosophical hermeneutics, critical hermeneutics

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The Irrelevance of Contemporary Academic Philosophy for Law: Recovering the Rhetorical Tradition

ON PHILOSOPHY IN AMERICAN LAW, Francis J. Mootz III, ed., Cambridge U. Press, 2009, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-27
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 25 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2008
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Philosophy, Law, Gadamer, Perelman, rhetorical knowledge, rhetoric, Plato, sophists

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Perelman's Theory of Argumentation and Natural Law

UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-16
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2009
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Chaim Perelman, Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca, The New Rhetoric, Rhetoric, Natural Law, Argumentation, Law

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Interpretation

LAW AND THE HUMANITIES: AN INTRODUCTION, Austin Sarat, Matt Anderson, Cathrine O. Frank eds., pp. 339-376, 2010, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-15
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 13 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2010
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Interpretation, Hermeneutics, New Textualism, Originalism, Intentionalism, Natural Law, Legal Positivism, contract interpretation, statutory interpretation, constitutional interpretation

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After Natural Law: A Hermeneutic Response to Law's Quandary

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 02 May 2007
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Natural law, Hermeneutics, Rhetoric, Steven Smith, Law's Quandary, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Chaim Perelman, Aristotle, Rhetorical Knowledge

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Responding to Nietzsche: the Constructive Power of Destruktion

Law, Culture and the Humanities, 2006
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 Dec 2005
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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hermeneutics, critical theory, deconstruction, Heidegger, Gadamer, Derrida, P. Christopher Smith, Family Law

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Holding Liability Insurers Accountable for Bad Faith Litigation Tactics with the Tort of Abuse of Process

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 06 Feb 2003
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Abuse of Process, Malicious Defense, Insurance Bad Faith, Liability Insurance

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Vico, Llewellyn and the Task of Legal Education

UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-15
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2012
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Giambattista Vico, Karl Llewellyn, Legal Education, Rhetoric, Carnegie Report, Metaphor, Legal Reasoning, Argumentation, Mark Johnson, The New Legal Realism

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Perelman in Legal Education: Recalling the Rhetorical Tradition of Isocrates and Vico

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 30 Oct 2008
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Chaim Perelman, Legal education, Isocrates, Giambattista Vico, rhetorical knowledge

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Right Rhetoric: What Lawyers May Learn from the Study of Rhetoric

LIBER AMICORUM DE GUY HAARSCHER: QU'EST-CE QUE LA PHILOSOPHIE DROIT?, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 28 Aug 2011
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Rhetoric, Guy Haarscher, Chaim Perelman, Hans-Georg Gadamer, William Jennings Bryan, Clarence Darrow, Eugenics, Evolution, Law and Religion

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Faith and Politics in the Post-Secular Age: The Promise of President Obama

UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-05
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2010
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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faith, politics, secular, secularism, post-secular, public reasons, Barack Obama, John Rawls, Jurgen Habermas, Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI

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Ugly American Hermeneutics

Nevada Law Review, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2010, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Nov 2010
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Hermeneutics, Originalism, New Textualism, Constitutional Interpretation, Statutory Interpretation, Justice Scalia, Lawrence B. Solum, Keith Whittington, District of Columbia v. Heller

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Faithful Hermeneutics

Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 2009, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-11
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 29 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2009
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Hermeneutics, Critical Hermeneutics, Law, Religion, Hans-George Gadamer, Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, Gianni Vattimo, Faith, Secularism

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Vico's 'Ingenious Method' and Legal Education

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 83, p. 1261, 2008
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 25 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2012
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Giambattista Vico, Karl Llewellyn, Anthony Kronman, Prudence, Rhetoric, Hermeneutics, Legal Education, The Carnegie Report, Rhetorical Knowledge

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The Hermeneutical and Rhetorical Nature of Law

Journal of Catholic Social Thought, Vol. 8, pp. 221-254, 2011, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Aug 2011
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Jean Porter, Natural Law, Aquinas, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Lon Fuller, Chaim Perelman, Naturalized Rhetoric

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Natural Law and the Cultivation of Legal Rhetoric

REDISCOVERING FULLER: ESSAYS ON IMPLICIT LAW AN INSTITUTIONAL DESIGN, Willem J. Witteveen, Wibren van der Burg, eds., Amsterdam University Press, 1999
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Apr 2010
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Lon Fuller, H.L.A. Hart, Chaim Perelman, Hans-Georg Gadamer, natural law, rhetoric, hermeneutics, rhetorical knowledge, eunomics, inner morality of law, The Case of the Speluncean Explorers

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Belief and Interpretation: Meditations on Pelikan's 'Interpreting the Bible and the Constitution'

Journal of Law and Religion, 2006
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 29 Dec 2005
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Jaroslav Pelikan, Gadamer, Gianni Vattimo, hermeneutics, exegesis, critical theory, John Henry Newman, religion, constitutional interpretation, biblical interpretation

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liability insurance, bad faith, unfair claims settlement practices

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Law as a Liberal Art

Rhetoric Society of America Bi-Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, May 29, 2016
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 31 May 2016
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Law, Liberal Arts, Trivium, Rhetoric, Giambattista Vico, Alessandro Guiliani, Chaim Perelman, Karl Llewellyn, Aristotle, Sophism

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Argument, Political Friendship and Rhetorical Knowledge: A Review of Garver's 'for the Sake of Argument'

Penn State Law Review, Spring 2006
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Jan 2006
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Eugene Garver, Aristotle, Practical Reasoning, Rhetoric, Hermeneutics, Gadamer, Legal Reasoning, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Brown v. Board of Education

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Getting Over the Originalist Fixation

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Jun 2015
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Fixation Thesis, New Originalism, Constitutional Interpretation, Lawrence Solum, Philosophical Hermeneutics, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Paul Ricoeur, Interpretation

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E/Insuring the Marijuana Industry

Presented at Symposium: Regulating Marijuana at Home and Abroad McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific Sacramento, California March 3, 2017, Pacific McGeorge Global Business & Development Law Journal, Forthcoming, Pacific McGeorge School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2018
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Insurance, Marijuana, Controlled Substances Act, Medical Marijuana, Recreational Marijuana

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In Search of the Reasonable Woman: Anti-Discrimination Rhetoric in the United States

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION DISCOURSE AND PRACTICES, Silvia Niccolai, ed., 2011, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2011
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Title VII, Reasonable Woman, Rhetoric, Gender, Feminist Theory

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Insuring the Product Liability Risks of Cannabis

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 05 Feb 2018
Ian A. Stewart and Francis Joseph Mootz
Wilson, Elser and University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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The 'Ethical' Surplus of the War on Illegal Immigration

Iowa Journal on Gender, Race and Justice, 2012, Forthcoming, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 291
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Apr 2012
Leticia M. Saucedo and Francis Joseph Mootz
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Immigration, Aristotle, Eugene Garver, Ethical Surplus, Ethos, ethnic studies, SB1070, HB2281, Tom Horne, War

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From Hermeneutics to Rhetoric, and Back Again

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 09 Jan 2017
Steven J. Mailloux and Francis Joseph Mootz
Loyola Marymount University and University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Hermeneutics, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Hermeneutics, Law, Legal Theory, Rule of Law, Literary Theory, Reader Response Criticism, William Poteat, Guy Haarscher, Chaim Perelman, Calvin Schrag, Antonin Scalia, Stanly Fish, E.D. Hirsch, Richard Rorty

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Judging Well

Washington University Jurisprudence Review, Vol 11, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 15 May 2018 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2018
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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William Popkin, Leslie Paul Thiel, Kant, Critique of Judgment, Practical Reasoning, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Chaim Perelman, Richard Posner, Hively v. Ivy Tech, LGBTQ, Title VII, Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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The Paranoid Style in Contemporary Legal Scholarship

Houston Law Review, Vol. 31, pp. 873-88, 1994
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 15 Dec 2008
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Postmodern legal theory, hermeneutics, dialogue, Pierre Schlag, Hans-Georg Gadamer

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Gustav Shpet’s Contribution to Philosophy and Cultural Theory, Galin Tihanov (ed.):

International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, Vol. 22, 2012, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 23 Apr 2012
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Gustav Shpet, phenomenology, hermeneutics, semiotics, literary theory, psychology, cultural criticism

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At Play in the Fields of the Law

This is a first draft of a chapter thatwill appear in The Philosophy of Play (Jeremy Sampson, ed.) (Vernon Press 2021, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Jul 2020
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Play, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Originalism, Legal Hermeneutics, Rule of Law

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Ethical Cannabis Lawyering in California

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics 9:1 (2018)
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 16 Jan 2019
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Cannabis and Insurance

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2019
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 01 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2019
Francis Joseph Mootz and Jason Horst
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law and Horst Legal Counsel
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cannabis, insurance, public policy

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Cannabis and the California Workplace

University of San Francisco Law Review, Vol. 54, No. 2, 2019
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Mar 2020
Francis Joseph Mootz and Meghan Shiner
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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cannabis, employment law, worker's compensation, unemployment compensation, drug testing, war on drugs

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Corpus Linguistics and Vico's Lament: Against Vivisectional Jurisprudence

Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2020
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Jun 2020
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Giambattista Vico, Corpus Linguistics, Corpus Analysis, New Textualism, Ordinary Meaning, Rhetoric, Hermeneutics, Rhetorical Knowledge

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Nietzsche and Law

PHILOSOPHERS AND LAW, Ashgate Publishing, 2008
Posted: 05 Apr 2008
Francis Joseph Mootz and Peter Goodrich
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law and Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

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Nietzsche, Law, Legal Theory, Legal Philosophy, Rhetoric, Critical Legal Theory

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Gadamer and Law

Philosophers and Law, 2007
Posted: 30 Apr 2007
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law

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Hans-Georg Gadamer, Hermeneutics, Law, Legal Theory, Statutory Interpretation, Constitutional Interpretation, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jurgen Habermas, Ronald Dworkin

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Rhetorical Knowledge in Legal Practice and Critical Legal Theory

SERIES: RHETORIC, CULTURE & SOCIAL CRITIQUE, University of Alabama Press, 2006
Posted: 09 Oct 2006
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law

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Rhetoric, Hermeneutics, Critical Legal Theory, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Chaim Perelman, Freidrich Nietzsche, Gianni Vattimo, Affirmative Action, Gay Rights, Jack Kevorkian, Assisted Suicide

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Coverage for Unfair Competition Torts Under General Liability Policies: Will the 'Intellectual Property' Tail Wag the Coverage Dog?

Posted: 23 Aug 2002
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law

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Liability insurance, advertising injury, unfair competition, intellectual property

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Total Downloads: 61
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Persuasion: Theory and Applications (Book Review)

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 11, 2014
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 25 Oct 2014
Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD and Francis Joseph Mootz
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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