The 'Trial Warrior': Applying Sun Tzu's The Art of War to Trial Advocacy
21 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2007 Last revised: 14 Apr 2009
Date Written: August 1, 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.
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, K42
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