JLST 401 Spring 2015 Images of Law

Cross Listed as ENGL332, COMP411
Works of art transform how we view the law. Novels like Melville's Billy Budd, Kafka's The Trial and Camus' The Stranger produce indelible images that inspire sometimes haunting reflections about all phases of the legal process -- investigation, interrogation, arrest, trial, and punishment. Poems, films, and other art forms also offer perspectives on the law, raising issues richer and more elusive than what we encounter on Court TV, in the New York Times, or even from sophisticated legal scholars. This course probes works of art with the goal of gaining insight into various aspects of law.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: several short writing assignments, three longer papers, class participation
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: justice and law concentrators
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Distribution Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under JLST; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ENGL or COMP
Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: JLST Enactment/Applications in Institutions
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 19
Class Number: 3001
CLASSES ATTR INSTRUCTORS TIMES CLASS NUMBER ENRL CONSENT
JLST 401 - 01 (S) SEM Images of Law Division 2: Social Studies Alan Hirsch
MWF 08:30 AM-09:45 AM 3001
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