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Law and Literature, Brigham Young University (Clark)

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posted on 2022-07-06, 16:23 authored by Post Discipline AdminPost Discipline Admin
This course will explore the intersection between law and literature. Literature is important for understanding law because it teaches a certain way of thinking, one that is creative and comfortable with ambiguity and ambivalence. Each class will explore one or more interrelated topics through a variety of literary and philosophical works of short to moderate length. Readings will be drawn from essays, plays, and short novels. Topics may include: narrative and storytelling; custom, law and the political order; the rule of law vs. equity; law, society, and power; punishment, retribution, and redemption; and others. This course will provide an opportunity to think about the law in a new way, to read engaging works of fiction and non-fiction, and to examine the law from a humanistic and philosophical perspective. This information has been collected for the Post-Discipline Online Syllabus Database. The database explores the use of literature by schools of professional education in North America. It forms part of a larger project titled Post-Discipline: Literature, Professionalism, and the Crisis of the Humanities, led by Dr Merve Emre with the assistance of Dr Hayley G. Toth. You can find more information about the project at Data was collected and accurate in 2021/22.


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Brigham Young University (Clark)

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Annual Tuition and Mandatory Fees 2021-2022 ($) (Resident; Non-resident, where applicable)


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Law and Literature

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