Premiering March 2022, the Yellow Legal Pad Project Part II will materialize as a digital humanities project that explains the law as an impressionable text awaiting its newest verse. This project weaves together contextual (historical) and theoretical (philosophical) methodologies. Bridging both the law that is and the future that ought to be, the Yellow Legal Pad Project focuses on the benefits of thinking about a subject from multiple vantages. Building on a synthesis of disciplines, this website will present law as an instrument that enunciates our rights, liberties, and freedoms within civic life. In the study of the legal system, we glean the porosity of the structure often recognized as permanent.
political philosophy, history, theory and humanities fields
When we tell law as a story, what role
as a people, play?
While some might presume law to entail a series of rules, this website will emphasize how it is instead a perpetually evolving tradition. In recognizing this germinative possibility, the project intends to explain the evolving state of its history and future to more people. If we do so, individuals might understand that they can transform the current status of the law. Overall, explaining precedents to a present audience ushers a vision for an enriched national discourse.