Interdisciplinarity as Colonization, 53 Washington and Lee L. Rev. 949 (1996)
This Article arose out of a very enjoyable conference on interdisciplinary legal studies held at Washington and Lee University School of Law, and I cannot resist beginning my discussion by describing the conference brochure. This brochure, obviously prepared with some care, offers an interesting story about interdisciplinarity. It features a field of question marks of , various sizes with the words "Writing Across the Margins" superimposed across them in large letters. I think it is a Courier typeface, the kind you would see on a typewriter, and it invokes the image of margins set by a typewriter. Below the title, in Times New Roman typeface, appears a question whose distinctive setting indicates its central importance: "What can go wrong," we are asked, "when a legal scholar tries to escape confmement and write about constitutional law from the perspective of the humanities?"
Date of Authorship for this Version
Balkin, Jack M., "Interdisciplinarity as Colonization" (1996). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 266.