LAW 281 — Understanding Law Through Literature
The law and fiction both employ the creation of comprehensive, compelling narrative to support persuasive argument and appeal to the intellect and emotion. Both fictional narratives about the law and legal narratives often illuminate how the law defines roles and relationships within society and how the lives of people are shaped or affected by legal institutions and law. Using a variety of sources, including novels, short stories, legal opinions and commentary, film, poetry and criticism, students will examine these themes through class discussion and short written assignments. Students will be expected to participate in class discussion and the course may require attendance at one or more evening film or theatrical event.
Requirements and Prerequisites
Sophomore status or higher