Images of Law
This is not the current course catalog
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.
The Class: Type: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: several short writing assignments, three longer papers, class participation
Enrollment Preference: justice and law concentrators
Distribution Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under JLST; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ENGL or COMP
Distributions: Division I;