Law and rhetoric panels at #RSA16

25 May

Updated 5/27, 3:30p.m. EDT: Added session today at 3:30.

Below is a list of concurrent sessions at the Rhetoric Society of America conference that have an overt focus on law and rhetoric. If you are giving a talk focused on law and rhetoric in a session not listed here, please add it in the comments! If you are giving one of these talks, and your presentation, slides, handout, etc., are available on the web, post a comment with the link. And finally, if I’ve messed up any of these titles or presenter names (which are taken verbatim from RSA program), please also comment on that, and I’ll correct the error(s).

Legal Rhetorics: Conflict, Law, and Social Movements

Friday, May 27: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM  P140, Panel Concurrent Session A, Hilton Downtown Room: 310

Memoranda as Weapons of War: Deconstituting Legal Subjectivity in the “Enemy Combatant” Memos, Dr Michael Vicaro, Penn State- Greater Allegheny

Rhetoric and Change: Activists and the Media in India Articulate New Delhi’s Gang Rape-Murder Case Online Before a Global Audience to Catalyze Transformation in the Way the Country’s Legal System Works, Ms Moushumi Biswas, English Department, University of Texas at El Paso

The Viability of Precedent: Social Movement Discourse and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Donovan Bisbee, Communication, University of Illinois

Changing Precedent: New Discussions in Rhetoric and Law

Friday, May 27: 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM , P75 Panel, Concurrent Session D
Hilton Downtown, Room: 404

Legal Education and the Field of Rhetoric: Time for a Change, Delia Conti, Communications, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus

Legal Redress as Rhetorical (Dis)possession: The Shift in Sexual Consent from “No” to “Yes”, Larissa Brian, Communication, University of Pittsburgh

Mythos and Mediation in the Law: The Circulation of Romantic Realism in Public Responses to Legal Judgments, Brian Amsden, Clayton State University

Quit Calling It Forensic: The Complex Publics of Legal Discourse, Doug Coulson, English, Carnegie Mellon University

Defining, Constructing, and Interpreting “Obamacare”: Changing Health Care amid the Wrangle of the Three Branches

Friday, May 27: 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM, 1465, Panel, Concurrent Session E
Hilton Downtown, Room: 214

Chair: John Rountree, Pennsylvania State University

Respondent: Chris Darr, Indiana University-Kokomo

“Constructing Means and Ends in Defining Obamacare: Contrasting Supreme Court Constructions of Congressional Motives in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius and King v. Burwell”, Clarke Rountree, University of Alabama in Huntsville

“Obamacare in the Crisis of Government Shutdown: Congressional Attempts to Redefine the Affordable Care Act through 2013 Budget Negotiations”, John Rountree, Pennsylvania State University

“Deliberative Rhetoric and the Executive: Creating Definitions of the Affordable Care Act”, Matthew Klingbeil, Georgia State University

Constitutional Transitions: The Pivotal Role of Legal Rhetoric in the 2015-16 Supreme Court Term

Saturday, May 28: 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM 1969 Panel, Concurrent Session F
Hilton Downtown, Room: 303

Ideals of Sound Judgment: Free Speech and Judicial Ethics in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar, Dr. Timothy Barouch, Communication, Georgia State University

The Fifth Persona, Dr. Catherine Langford, Communication Studie, Texas Tech University

Threats or Therapy: The Possibility of Regulating Violent Discourse After Elonis v. United States, Dr. Jeremiah Hickey, RCT, St. John’s University

Corporeal Politics and Late Modern Rhetorics of Law

Saturday, May 28: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM, 2407, Panel, Concurrent Session G
Hilton Downtown, Room: 311

Is Seeing Really Believing? Legal (Pan) Optics and the Murder of Eric Garner, Dr. Byron Craig, Kelley School , Indiana University Bloomington

Is Seeing Really Believing? Legal (Pan) Optics and the Murder of Eric Garner, Stephen Rahko, CMCL, Indiana University Bloomington

Postracial Creators, Hyperracial Pirates, Dr. Anjali Vats, Boston College

Retrenchments of State Surveillance in an Era of Judicial Change, Peter Campbell, English, University of Pittsburgh

Rhetoric and Law: Permanence and Change

Saturday, May 28: 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM, P207, Panel, Concurrent Session I
Hilton Downtown, Room: 203

Lawsuits and “Legacies”: Competing Memorializations of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study in Tuskegee, AL, John Lynch, Communication, University of Cincinnati

Permanence and Change in the Obergefell v. Hodges Decision, John Tiedemann, University Writing P, University of Denver

The Changing Character of Contemporary Liberal Prudence in the Judicial Opinion: Liberty, Due Process, and the Social Contract, Dr. Timothy Barouch, Communication, Georgia State University

Legal Education as Rhetorical Education

Sunday, May 29: 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM, 1271, Panel, Concurrent Session M
Hilton Downtown,  Room: 307

Respondent, John Lucaites, Communication, Indiana University

Law as a Liberal Art, Francis J. Mootz III, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Rhetorical Criticism as Essential Legal Skill: Developing Lawyers as “Special Public Citizens”, Kirsten Davis, Stetson University College of Law

The Situated, Embodied Actors of Clinical Legal Education, Elizabeth Britt, Northeastern University

Directions in Teaching Writing: Identity and Institution

(Note: I’ve included this session because it includes my talk, though I think mine is the only one addressing law and rhetoric.)

Sunday, May 29: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM, P200, Panel, Concurrent Session N
Hilton Downtown, Room: 312

Critical Latticework: An Identification Heuristic for Writing and Performance, Dr. Amanda Fields, Fort Hays State University

I Connect: What’s your Super Power? Or, Exploring my Role as Facilitator/Instructor in a Virtual Collaborative Professional Writing Space, Dr. Shreelina Ghosh, Dakota State University

Institutional Success and Writing Centers: Reverting Back to Remediation, Cristine Busser, Georgia State University

La Même Chose: Lawyers’ Use of Exemplary Reasoning in Persuasive Writing, Brian Larson, LMC, Georgia Institute of Technology

Changing the Meaning of the 1st Amendment: How Other Rights Reinterpret “Free Speech”

Sunday, May 29: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM, 1660, Panel, Concurrent Session O
Hilton Downtown, Room: 313

“Guns as (Dangerous) Speech: Conflating the First and Second Amendment”, Amy Pason, University of Nevada

“The First is Greater than the Fourth: Citizens Conflating Unreasonable Search and Seizures with Free Speech”, David R. Dewberry, Rider University

“The First is the First for a Reason: Free Speech vs. Guns on Campus”, Rebekah L. Fox and Ann E. Burnette, Texas State University

“When Some Voices are Louder Than Others: Free Speech, Due Process, and Campaign Finance”, Robert Margesson, Regis University

Perspectives on Law, Policy, and Citizenship

Sunday, May 29: 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM, 2194, Panel, Concurrent Session Q
Hilton Downtown, Room: 310

Belt Buckles and Big Sticks: Rural Drag, Political Campaigns, and the Construction of an Ideal Citizenry, Dr. Garrett Nichols, English, Bridgewater State University

Fourteenth Amendment As Retrofit: Un/Constructing a Constitutional Humanity, Dr. Casie Cobos, Independent Scholar

Il/legal Acts: The Lacey Act of 1900 and the Construction of Space Presented, Donnie Sackey, English, Wayne State University

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2 Responses to “Law and rhetoric panels at #RSA16”

  1. Amy Pason May 25, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

    Changing the Meaning of the 1st Amendment: How Other Rights Reinterpret “Free Speech”
    Sunday, May 29: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
    1660
    Panel
    Concurrent Session O
    Hilton Downtown
    Room: 313

    Panelists:
    “Guns as (Dangerous) Speech: Conflating the First and Second Amendment”
    Amy Pason, University of Nevada

    “The First is Greater than the Fourth: Citizens Conflating Unreasonable Search and Seizures with Free Speech”
    David R. Dewberry
    Rider University

    “The First is the First for a Reason: Free Speech vs. Guns on Campus”
    Rebekah L. Fox and Ann E. Burnette
    Texas State University

    “When Some Voices are Louder Than Others: Free Speech, Due Process, and Campaign Finance”
    Robert Margesson
    Regis University

    • Brian Larson May 25, 2016 at 7:59 pm #

      Thanks, Amy, for sharing this one. I’ll plan to attend, as it does not overlap with the others!

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