Jack L. Sammons

Mercer University School of Law

Griffin B. Bell Professor of Law Emeritus

Walter F. George School of Law

1021 Georgia Ave.

Macon, GA 31207-0001

United States

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Scholarly Papers (29)

1.

The Lawyer's Moral Obligation to Write Well

The Complete Lawyer, February 2009
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 Feb 2009
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 226 (108,265)

Abstract:

language, Steiner, Germany, humane, grace, James Boyd White, Aristotle, living speech, Reich, judgment, theater, legal writing, mentors

2.

Rebellious Ethics and Albert Speer

AGAINST THE GRAIN, Goldberg, ed., p. 123, Valley Forge: Trinity, 1993
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 08 Oct 2008
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 220 (91,932)

Abstract:

professional ethics, architecture, business ethics, legal ethics, Albert Speer, role morality, rebellious ethics, Arendt, Nazi, Hitler, corruption, craft, MacIntyre, moral rebel, roleless person, master stories, church Hauerwas

3.

'Cheater!': The Central Moral Admonition of Legal Ethics, Games, Lusory Attitudes, Internal Perspectives, and Justice

Idaho Law Review, Spring 2003
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 17 Feb 2003
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 144 (158,645)
Citation 1

Abstract:

"legal ethics", cheating, cheater, ethics, "lusory attitude", justice, "internal perspective", teach, "moral admonition", "legal ethics courses", game, Suits, Applbaum, Walzer, play

4.

Justice as Play

Mercer Law Review, Vol. 61, 2010
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2010
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 116 (187,436)

Abstract:

justice, play, Huizinga, Aristotle, rhetoric, legal rhetoric, rhetorician, rhetorical, legal conversation, Greek tragedy, tragic theater, tragic theatre, persuasion, capping, games, gods, divine justice, chance, symposia, Rahner, transcendence, Peter Goodrich, Kathy Eden, Eugene Garver

5.

The Law's Melody

Villanova Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 6, p. 1143, 2010
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 10 Jul 2011
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 111 (199,490)

Abstract:

music, Vining, law, melody, song, tone, harmony, ontology, Husserl, Heidgger, beauty, moral, virtue, necessity, time, Rowan Williams, rhythm, theology, Milbank, Maritain

6.
Downloads 94 (226,110)

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Christian lawyer, baseball, practices, Fish, corruption, MacIntyre, character, internal goods, Koufax

7.

Legal Writing Scholarship, Making Strange, and the Aesthetics of Legal Rhetoric

Mercer Law Review, Vol. 61, 2010
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Apr 2010
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 92 (229,232)

Abstract:

rhetoric, legal writing, aesthetics, Vining, person, persuasion, narrative

8.

Brainerd Currie: I Am the Very Model of a Modern Intellectual

Mercer Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 2
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2008
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 89 (224,595)

Abstract:

Brainerd, Currie, law professor, legal education, Mercer Law School, University of Chicago, Duke University. gilbert and Sullivan, Roger Traynor, David Currie, conflicts of law, teaching, legal realism, Hauerwas

9.

A Rhetorician's View of Religious Speech in Civic Argument

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 32, p. 367, 2008
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 19 Nov 2008
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 85 (244,161)

Abstract:

rhetoric, rhetorical community, religious speech, religious rhetoric, religion, constitutive restrainsts, constitutive rules, persuasion, political argument,democracy, civic argument, liberal, Stanley Fish, Stanley Hauerwas, Robert Audi, Mozert v. Hawkins, mystery, divisiveness, rudeness, fairness

10.

The Law's Mystery

UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Jun 2012
Linda L. Berger and Jack L. Sammons
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law and Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 68 (273,145)

Abstract:

judicial opinions, free speech, Heidegger, Jame Boyd White, aletheia, legal truth, poetic truth, poetry, music, Beethoven, Ode to Joy, Christo, The Gates, inevitability, necessity, Cohen, Harlan, reading opinons, writing opinions, judicial ethics, virtue, phenomenology, legal education, Keats

11.

Censoring Samba: An Aesthetic Justification for the Protection of Speech

Stetson Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2008
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 07 Oct 2008
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 65 (279,588)

Abstract:

free speech, aesthetic, samba, Buarque, Fish, moral intuition, self-justifying activities, play, Brazil, common sense, censorship, music, Hauerwas, Holmes, Hand, Audi, Masses, dance

12.

Rhetoric's Making Strange

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 May 2009 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2010
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 55 (305,538)

Abstract:

rhetoric, legal writing, teaching, persuasion, person, Vining, poets, literary, game, argument

13.

Parables and Pedagogy

Gladly Learn, Gladly Teach, Dunaway ed., Macon: Mercer Univ. Press,Vol. 46, 2005
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 07 Oct 2008
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 55 (310,744)

Abstract:

teaching, parables, Wittgenstein, Good Samaritan, Ricoeur, legal education, lawyer

14.

The Radical Ethics of Legal Rhetoricians

Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 1, 1997
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 Oct 2008
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 50 (321,692)

Abstract:

rhetoric, rhetorician, legal rhetorician, ethics, legal ethics, Audi, Fish, practice, formal moral existence, professionalism, antiprofessionalism, role, constraints on rhetoric, White, good lawyering

15.

Some Concluding Reflections - Recovering the Political: The Problem with Our Political Conversations

Mercer Law Review Vol. 63, No. 3, 2012
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 04 Jun 2012
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 41 (327,351)

Abstract:

rhetoric, civility, conversation, dialectic, legal conversation, political conversation, religious conversation, persuasion, Aristotle, Heidegger, Eugene Garver, politics, argument, identity, James Boyd White

16.

Traditionalist, Technicians, and Legal Education

Gonzaga Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2003
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 06 Oct 2008
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 35 (361,459)

Abstract:

curriculum, legal education, law school, MacCrate, Woodruff Curriculum, Mercer, cross-cutting skills, skills education, pedagogy, technicians, traditionalists

17.

Confronting the Three Apprenticeships

Towards Human Flourishing: Character, Practical Wisdom, and Professional Formation, p. 150, Mark L. Jones, editor, Paul A. Lewis and Kelly E. Reffitt, eds., Mercer University Press, March 2013
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 08 May 2013
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 32 (375,499)

Abstract:

three apprenticeships, Polanyi, William Sullivan, practice, practical wisdom, character ideals, skills, professional formation, professional identity, professionalism, Aristotle, citizenship

18.

The Impossible Prayers of James Boyd White

M. Publishing, University of Michigan, 2013
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 09 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2013
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 27 (375,499)

Abstract:

religious voice, James Boyd White, Paul Ricoeur, Martin Heidegger, sermon, parable, prayer, enframing, transformation, identity, art, tradition, literary text, way of reading, distanciation, imagination, culture, cultural dislocation, front of the text, aletheia, mystery, creative, donation, Gospel

19.

Rank Strangers to Me: Shaffer and Cochran's Friendship Model of Moral Counseling in the Law Office

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1995
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 10 Mar 2009
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 27 (379,207)
Citation 1

Abstract:

counseling, moral counseling, law office, Shaffer, Cochran, legal ethics, friendship, rhetoric, rhetoricians, Aristotle, MacIntyre, Antigone, James Boyd White, Hauerwas, Armani

20.

The Georgia Crawl

Mercer Law Review Vol. 53, p. 985, 2002
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Jan 2009
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 25 (398,741)

Abstract:

theology, practice, blues, music, McTell, Dylan, Hegel, Barth, Hauerwas, church, Atlantic Records

21.

The Virtuous Circle of Justice: Richard Dawson's 'Justice as Attunement. Transforming Constitutions in Law, Literature, Economics, and the Rest of Life'

No Foundations: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF LAW AND JUSTICE, Volume 11, 2014
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 20 May 2015 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2015
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 23 (411,778)

Abstract:

Richard Dawson, Justice, attunement, James Boyd White, legal imagination, rhetoric, law and literature, law and economics, King Richard II, Cherokee Nation, Perry Dane, Heidegger, ways of reading, transformative, transformation, languages, languages of law, Crito

22.

Can Law Be Art?

Mercer Law Review, Vol. 66, p. 527, 2015
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 16 May 2015 Last Revised: 21 May 2015
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 15 (348,435)

Abstract:

law as art, aesthetics, Chauvet, Kandinsky, Heidegger, truth, aletheia, painting, Klee, justice, beauty, legal ethics, jurisprudence, Hegel, internal, external, ontology, cultural realism

23.

Introduction to an Edition Dedicated to Griffin Boyette Bell

Journal of Southern Legal History, Vol. 18, Nos. 1 & 2, p. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 30 Sep 2010
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 12 (472,750)

Abstract:

Griffin Boyette Bell, legal history, attorney general, connected critic, intuition, phronimos, gathered time,

24.

Afterwards: Four Concerns

Mercer Law Review, Vol. 53, p. 1159, 2002
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 18 Dec 2008
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 11 (472,750)

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25.

The Common Good of Practices

9 FIU Law Review 69 (2014)
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 05 Jun 2015
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 6 (523,020)

Abstract:

practices, academic freedom, Stanley Fish, common good, Heidegger, elaboration, gentle law

26.

Voices from Our Collective Past: An Introduction

Mercer Law Review Vol. 41, No. Spring, 1990
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 May 2015
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 6 (503,762)

Abstract:

legal history, Georgia bar association, legal profession, rhetoric, profession, professionalism, ways of reading, moral task, history of lawyers,

27.

A Dramatization in Celebration of the Sesquicentennial of the Supreme Court of Georgia

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 Jun 2015
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 2 (518,452)

Abstract:

Legal history, judicial history, Georgia Supreme Court, Justice Clarke, Justice Duckworth, Justice Bleckley, Justice Walker, Justice Toombs, Justice Lumpkin, Justice Holt, Judge Berrien, Judge Crawford, Civil War, slaves, circuit riding

28.

The Art of Self and Becoming a Professional

Mercer Law Review Vol. 68, No. 741
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 06 Jun 2017
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 0 (281,851)

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self, professional, professionalism, professional education, legal education, professional development, authenticity, narrative self, core self, Markovits, Charles Taylor, Paul Ricoeur, art of self, art, Jean Luc Nancy, Catherine Keller, Keats, poetry, poets, Josh Bishop, death penalty

29.

Introduction to Quidsome Balm: The Collected Nonsense of Brainerd Currie

Sammons, Introduction, Quidsome Balm: The Collected Nonsense of Brainerd Currie, published by The Green Bag (2001)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 08 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2015
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 0 (498,768)

Abstract:

Brainerd Currie, The Rose of Aberlone, case poems, Dallin Oaks, Coleridge, Walter Blum, David Potter, Phil Kuland, Jo Lucas, Barton Leach

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 6    Citations: 0
1.

Brainerd Currie at Mercer: Two Versions

Journal of Southern Legal History, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2016
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 14 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2017
Jack L. Sammons
Mercer University School of Law
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Abstract:

Brainerd Curre, Legal Education, Conflicts of Law, biography, Mercer Law School, legal history, history of legal education, University of Chicago School of Law