Richard K. Sherwin

New York Law School

Wallace Stevens Professor of Law & Director, Visual Persuasion Project

185 West Broadway

New York, NY 10013

United States

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Scholarly Papers (38)

1.

Law in the Digital Age: How Visual Communication Technologies are Transforming the Practice, Theory, and Teaching of Law

NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05/06-6, Barbados Group Working Paper No. 05-06
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Sep 2005
Neal Feigenson, Richard K. Sherwin and Christina Spiesel
Quinnipiac University - School of Law, New York Law School and Yale University - Law School
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legal studies, public law & legal theory, law and technology, legal theory

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Popular Culture and Law

International Library of Essays in Law and Society, 2006, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07/08-4
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Aug 2007
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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law and technology, evidence, legal studies, law and society, cultural legal studies, law and film, law and popular culture

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Visual Jurisprudence

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 25 Aug 2012
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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visual jurisprudence, confrontation clause, evidence, testimony, criminal trials, litigation, teleconferencing, virtual testimony, distant testifying, persuasion, technology, digital evidence, images, demeanor, cameras, distant witness, rhetoric, visualizing law, Aura, Purgatory, Digital baroque

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A Manifesto for Visual Legal Realism

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 40, 2007, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07/08-2
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Aug 2007
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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law and technology, evidence, legal studies, law and society, cultural legal studies, law and film, law and popular culture, ethics

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Law as Performance: Presence and Simulation in the Theater/Courtroom

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 15 Sep 2013
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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performance, law, digital communication, cultural studies, media, theater, jurisprudence

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Law, Metaphysics, and the New Iconoclasm

Law Text Culture, University of Wollongong, Vol. 11, 2007, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07/08-3
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 01 Aug 2007
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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legal theory, law and technology, legal history, legal studies, law and society, cultural legal studies

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Sublime Jurisprudence: On the Ethical Education of the Legal Imagination in Our Time

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 83, No. 3, 2008, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07/08-13
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 29 Jan 2008
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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rhetoric, visual theory, jurisprudence, law and technology, legal history, legal studies, law and society, cultural legal studies

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What Screen Do You Have in Mind? Contesting the Visual Context of Law and Film Studies

STUDIES IN LAW, POLITICS AND SOCIETY, Austin Sarat, ed., Elsevier, 2008, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07/08-15
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Feb 2008
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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visual legal studies, law and film, visual theory, jurisprudence, law and technology, law and society, cultural legal studies, law & humanities

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Opening Hart's Concept of Law

Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 20, No. 3, 1986
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 Sep 2015
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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Visual Literacy for the Legal Profession

Journal of Legal Education, Forthcoming , NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3212819
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 01 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2019
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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visual literacy, legal education

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Anti-speech Acts and the First Amendment

Harvard Law & Policy Review, 16:1 (2022)., NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 4040800
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 28 Mar 2022 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2022
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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free speech, elections, lying, social media

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Law Frames: Historical Truth and Narrative Necessity in a Criminal Case

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 1, 1994
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 23 Sep 2015
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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Introduction to 'A Cultural History of Law in the Modern Age'

A Cultural History of Law in the Modern Age, Forthcoming, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3366487
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 May 2019
Richard K. Sherwin and Danielle Celermajer
New York Law School and The University of Sydney
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history, culture, pluralism, law, history of ideas, communication studies, rhetoric, sensory studies, jurisprudence, media

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What Authorizes the Image? The Visual Economy of Post-Secular Jurisprudence

Desmond Manderson, ed., Law and the Visual: Transitions and Transformations, University of Toronto Press (2017) , NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2876765
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 11 Mar 2017
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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justice, art, visual economy, post-secular, iconology, law and humanities, synaesthesia, law and film, visual jurisprudence

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Law in the Flesh: Tracing Legitimation's Origin to 'The Act of Killing'

No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice, No. 11, June 2014, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13/14 #81
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Feb 2020
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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phenomenology, political theology, flesh, liberal theory, visual jurisprudence, investiture, legitimation, terror, emergency, enchantment, post-secular, the act of killing, eros, love, natural law, state of exception, fidelity to law

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Leiter's Error: Legal Realism Goes Beyond 'Naturalistic Jurisprudence'

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 26 Aug 2012
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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legal realism, jurisprudence, positivism, naturalistic philosophy, pragmatism, process theory, phenomenology, visual jurisprudence, cognitive psychology, intuition, judgment, decision making, process theory, philosophy, social science

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Wrongs: An Interview with Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer

A Cultural History of Law in the Modern Age, 2016
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Dec 2019
Richard K. Sherwin and Danielle Celermajer
New York Law School and The University of Sydney
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torture, human rights, genocide, transitional justice, film. aesthetics, surrealism, reconciliation, empathy, love

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Vico's Providence Today

NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3024979
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 Aug 2017
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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Sublime, Providence, Sacred, Metaphysics, History, Law, Authority, Vico, Legal Realism, Post-Secular

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The Digital Trial

Culture and Society, 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 23 Sep 2015
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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Sovereign Imaginaries: Visualizing the Sacred Foundation of Law's Authority

NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3212807
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Aug 2018
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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sovereignty, the sacred, jurisprudence, metaphysics, visual culture, political theory, theology

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Law’s Tacit Dimension: Audiovisual Proof of Incitement in the Impeachment Trial of Donald J. Trump

International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 4112424
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 May 2022
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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The Narrative Construction of Legal Reality

18 Vt. L. Rev. 681 (1994), NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 4131833
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Aug 2023
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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A Matter of Voice and Plot: Belief and Suspicion in Legal Storytelling

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 543, 1988
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 23 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2015
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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Constitutional Purgatory: Shades and Presences Inside the Courtroom

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2015
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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trials, evidence, visual theory, rhetoric, law and technology, legal theory, legal studies, law and society, law and culture, popular legal studies, media

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Character is a Sacred Bond

ANGELAKI Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, Volume 24, Number 4, August 2019
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Oct 2019
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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Sovereignty, character, grace, resistance, political theology

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Too Late for Thinking: The Curious Quest for Emancipatory Potential in Meaningless Affect and Some Jurisprudential Implications

Law, Culture and the Humanities, pp. 1-13, 2015, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2677705
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 24 Oct 2015
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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affect theory, affective turn, politics of affect, Brian Massumi, neuroscience, ideology, liberation theory, critical theory, law and humanities

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Legitimating Law in a Digital State

NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3848053
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 May 2021
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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Law, Violence, and Illiberal Belief

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 78, No. 1785, 1989
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Sep 2015
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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Law and the Myth of the Self in Mass Media Representations

International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, Vol. Viii, No. 24, 1995
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 09 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2016
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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Law's Beatitude: A Post-Nietzschean Account of Legitimacy

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2002
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 30 Sep 2015
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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Dialects and Dominance: A Study of Rhetorical Fields in the Law of Confessions

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 136, No. 3, 1988
Number of pages: 122 Posted: 23 Sep 2015
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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Law in the Flesh: Tracing Legitimation's Origin to the Act of Killing?

NoFo 11 (2014)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 Sep 2015
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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Democracy's Missing Meaning

Culture and Society, May 2015
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 23 Sep 2015
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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Escalus’ Dream: Re-Imagining Shakespeare’s States

Chapter in Subha Mukherji, et. al., Knowing Judgments: Literature and the Legal Imaginary, Palgrave Macmillan (2024).
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 19 Apr 2024
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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law and literature, ethics, liberalism, political theory, sovereignty, jurisprudence, law and culture, law and performance, early moderity

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Chorological Jurisprudence and Liberal Democratic Flourishing

NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 4764287
Posted: 21 Mar 2024
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School

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liberal democracy, political theology, chorology, jurisprudence, legitimation, authority, sacredness

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Law's Enchantment: The Cinematic Jurisprudence of Krzysztof Kieslowski

Chapter in Michael Freeman, Law and Popular Culture (Oxford University Press 2005), NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3326124
Posted: 07 Dec 2020
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School

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jurisprudence, cinema, law film, popular culture, esthetics, ethics, enchantment, eros

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Law, Culture and Visual Studies

Culture and Visual Studies, 2013
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2014
Anne Wagner and Richard K. Sherwin
Associate Professor and New York Law School

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law, culture, visual studies

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Thinking Beyond the Shown: Implicit Inferences in Evidence and Argument

Law, Probability & Risk, Vol. 6, Issue 1-4, pp. 295-310, 2007
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2019
Neal Feigenson and Richard K. Sherwin
Quinnipiac University - School of Law and New York Law School

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trials, advocacy, rhetoric, visual theory, psychology, evidence

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The Visual Politics of Terror

Project Syndicate, September 2014
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 04 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2018
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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terrorism, ISIS, Islamic State, visual politics, videos, beheading, propaganda, the act of killing,

The Visual Politics of Terror

Project Syndicate (Sep 23, 2014)
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 26 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2020
Richard K. Sherwin
New York Law School
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terror, violence, ISIS, videos, beheading, Islamic State, propaganda, visual politics, the act of killing