The Rule of Law: Legal Studies and the Liberal Arts
A National Endowment for the Humanities
Summer Institute for College and University Professors
June 15 - July 17, 2009 (5 weeks)
Where and how does the idea of the rule of law originate in the Western tradition? What is its history in the United States? What are its key texts, traditions, and institutions? How does it emerge in the artistic and literary imagination? Is there more than one rule of law in the American experience, and, if so, how do local “rules of law” comport with a national identity?
This five-week summer institute will explore the origins, meanings, and expressions of our national attachment to the rule of law and, more broadly, the idea of law as a discipline of the liberal arts, not only as a professional training. At its heart, the institute will help us cultivate an understanding of the rule of law at the level not only of statutes and constitutional documents, but also of sensibility and imagination.
The institute will take place at The University of New England’s campus in Biddeford, Maine, 25 miles south of Portland on the coast.
For the complete program description, including eligibility and application instructions, please see our website at www.une.edu/neh.
Applicaton Deadline: March 02, 2009
Inquiries to Cathrine O. Frank and Matthew Anderson, Institute Co-Directors: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathrine O. Frank and Matthew Anderson
Department of English and Language Studies
University of New England
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, ME 04005
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