If you missed our Annual Law Lecture, 'An Instance of the Fingerpost: An Excursus on the Legal and the Digital' by Professor Peter Goodrich you can now listen to it online.
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An Instance of the Fingerpost: An Excursus on the Legal and the Digital by Professor Peter Goodrich (Cardozo School of Law, New York)
The lawyers who forged the early modern common law, our dear insular Anglican tradition, were also the authors of numerous legal picture books, the emblemata iuris that mixed picture and motto, image and explanation.
The legal emblem framed the expression of law and indeed became so familiar, was so structural and persistent to legality that it still defines the spectacle of the juridical. As Freud put it, the unconscious thinks in images, and lawyers, as dogmatists are experts in unconsciousness.
This multimedia presentation, lacking only song and dance on the part of the orator himself, will extrapolate, if all goes well, from the early juristic use of images to the contemporary digital interplay of picture and word.
Listen to the podcast of the 2012 Annual Law Lecture here: