Law and Literature, Capital University.pdf (179.38 kB)
Law and Literature, Capital University
online resourceposted on 2022-07-06, 16:22 authored by Post Discipline AdminPost Discipline Admin
We explore law’s many meanings and values through stories. What is justice? Is our legal system just? How should we judge? What are law’s foundations? Must law be moral? Why obey law? How do we interpret the law? What kind of lawyer should I aspire to become? What values are most important to a meaningful life in the law? Literature helps answer these vital questions. It likewise teaches us new ways to critique our fickle justice system, to grasp law’s distinctive discourse, and to become better legal writers. Narrative structure, character development, and theme building, among other storytelling techniques, enhance our repertoire of writing and persuasion skills. Those skills also share center stage with our professional values, as we confront the many moral-legal dilemmas in a thoughtful lawyer’s life. 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 https://postdiscipline.english.ox.ac.uk/. Data was collected and accurate in 2021/22.