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Dr Edward Mussawir
Griffith University

What expertise belongs to law and the humanities?  This paper looks at Franz Kafka’s The New Advocate, the story of Dr Bucephalus, Alexander the Great’s former war-horse, and his becoming admitted to practice and to study the law.  In reading this text, an argument is made for understanding jurisprudence as the source of an expertise that, rather than treated as interdisciplinary in relation to the humanities, can only be gained by quiet
study.

Ed Mussawir is a teacher and writer on jurisprudence and editor of the Griffith Law Review. He has written about law and the work of Gilles Deleuze, the status of animals in jurisprudence and the concept of legal personality.

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