James White

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James White

Professor Emeritus

Office Location(s): 741 Legal Research, Law School
Phone: (734) 622.6464
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  • Fields of Study
    • L. Hart Wright Professor of Law (Law School)
    • Professor of English Language and Literature (Department of English Language and Literature)
    • Adjunct Professor of Classical Studies
  • About


    The Legal Imagination; When Words Lose Their Meaning; Herakles' Bow; Justice as Translation; Acts of Hope; This Book of Starres, The Edge of Meaning; articles on law, rhetoric, and classical and English literature (including Homer, Sophocles, and Plato)

    Living Speech: Resisting the Empire of Force (Princeton University Press, 2006)

  • Education
    • A.B. '60, Amherst
    • A.M. '61, LL.B. '64, Harvard