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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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Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.