4 Crit 1 (2011)

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Amos Lee's Street Corner Preacher' through Michel
Foucault's Critique of Scientific Knowledge:2
A Critique of Legal Knowledge
Nick J. Sciullo*
I. Introduction
I'm here now, I can't believe it, Proof in the puddin'
Everything happened for a reason
Through this music I'm able to feed the family
When I'm stressed out, it's my insanity
It's a life-style, all in the streets and in Hollywood
Music in my DNA, it's my livelihood.. .music ...3
Today's prophets of hope, scholars of struggle, and legal minds
of imperceptible aptitude are among us.4 They walk the streets we
walk, eat in our delis, listen to our music, and drive on our
highways; but too often, we fail to realize that there is profound
life beyond our self-interested personal or encapsulating social
class spheres. Too long has legal theory been confined to the
stacks, the musty smell of federal reporters permeating the power
of the mind, rendering stale the questioning nature that was
nurtured in us as children. We must not let the voices of the
downtrodden, socially maligned, and economically disadvantaged
I Amos Lee, Street Corner Preacher, on LAST DAYS AT THE LODGE (Blue Note
Records 2008).
2 See infra notes 67-120.
B.A., University of Richmond; J.D., West Virginia University College of Law. A big
thank you to Dr. Kevin D. Kuswa (University of Richmond) for his thoughtful
comments on this piece. Thank you to Marie E. Eszenyi who provided fierce editorial
assistance. Thanks also to the wonderful editorial assistance from the staff of the crit
that have endeavored greatly to make this piece a stronger, more persuasive
contribution to legal theory. Thanks are, as always, due to my father, Rick Sciullo.
Hi-Tek, Music for Life, on HI-TEKNOLOGY VOL. 2: THE CHIP (Babygrande Records
2006).
4 Jody David Armour, Bring the Noise, 40 B.C. L. REV. 733, 736-37 (1999) (Perhaps
we already have such prophets in our midst but we refuse to acknowledge them
seriously. They used to say that the words of the prophets are written on the subway
walls and tenement halls; now we may find them blaring from boomboxes propped up
against these same walls and halls.).

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