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Friday, April 6, 2012

Professor Bartrum's Latest Article to Be Published in the Florida State University Law Review

The Boyd School of Law is very pleased to announce that Professor Ian Bartrum's latest article will be published in Volume 40 of the Florida State University Law Review.

The abstract for Constitutional Value Judgments and Interpretive Theory Choice provides: "Philip Bobbitt's description of the six modalities of constitutional argument has had broad influence among constitutional theorists. Bobbitt, however, has struggled to account for the choice between modalities in close and difficult cases where that choice is likely to determine the outcome. This paper addresses that problem by drawing an analogy to the work of Thomas Kuhn, who provided some account of the similar choices that scientists must make between competing theoretical paradigms during moments of scientific revolution. I suggest that, as is true of scientific practice, constitutional lawyers share a broad set of constitutional values, in terms of which they can and should justify their choices between interpretive modalities in outcome-determinative cases."

The article's full citation is: Ian Bartrum, Constitutional Value Judgments and Interpretive Theory Choice, 40 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2013). Congratulations, Ian!