CFP: [Romantic] The Rule of Law: Legal Studies in the Liberal Arts

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Matthew Anderson
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Call for Applications:

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

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

Applicaton Deadline: March 02, 2009

Inquiries to Cathrine O. Frank and Matthew Anderson, Institute

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