To describe law is to transform it

To describe law is to transform it

Sébastien Pimont and Vincent Forray
  • Actualité Sciences PoActualité Sciences Po

Day after day thousands of lawyers produce writings – memorandums, academic articles, pedagogical material, etc. – that do not have the force of law in the strict sense of the term. However, they are widely used and are actually very important legal vehicles. How can they be characterized? What is their place in the world of legal literature? How are they produced? These are the questions that Sébastien Pimont, a professor at Sciences Po’s law school, and Vincent Forray, professor at McGill University, seek to answer in their book “Describing law … And transforming it. Essay on descwriting law* (Dalloz, 2017)”. Explanations...

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