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PANEL: Law, Truth, and Improvisation

Ben Authers, Valerio Nitrato Izzo, Sara Ramshaw

Published: 2009-06-20

VIDEO: Three speakers present on a range of topics related to law, truth, and improvisation.VIDEO: Three speakers present on a range of topics related to law, truth, and improvisation. Ben Authers: "Nothing but the Pure, Entire, and Unblemished Truth?: Improvisation, Truth, and the Trial.” Valerio Nitrato Izzo: "Law as a Two-stage Art: Performance and Improvisation in Legal Interpretation and Legal Reasoning.” Sara Ramshaw: “Just Unpredictability: Law on the Side of Life.” TEXT: An abstract for each presentation.

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Listening itself, an improvisative act engaged in by everyone, announces a practice of active engagement with the world, where we sift, interpret, store and forget, in parallel with action and fundamentally articulated with it ("Mobilitas Animi" 113).

– George E. Lewis