Ipse Dixit


Nick Sciullo on Rhetoric in Hip Hop and Legal Scholarship

Season 1, Ep. 587

In this episode, Dr. Nick J. Sciullo, Assistant Professor of Communications at Texas A&M University Kingsville, discusses his article "Conversations with the Law: Irony, Hyperbole and Identity Politics or Sake Pase? Wyclef Jean, Shottas, and Haitian Jack - A Hip-Hop Creole Fusion of Rhetorical Resistance to the Law," which was published in the Oklahoma City University Law Review and reprinted in the book Hip Hop and the Law, which is published by Carolina Academic Press. Sciullo begins by describing who Wyclef Jean is and why his music provides a uniquely helpful lens for thinking about legal questions. He discusses the use of rhetoric and performance in Wyclef Jean's work, and reflects on how it can inform legal scholarship. Sciullo is on Twitter at @nickjsciullo.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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