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Law and Literature, Cornell University

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What can lawyers and judges learn from the study of literature? This course explores the relevance of imaginative literature (novels, drama, poetry, and film) to questions of law and social justice from a range of perspectives. We will consider debates about how literature can help to humanize legal decision-making; how storytelling has helped to give voice to oppressed populations over history; how narratives of suffering cultivate popular support for human rights; the role played by storytelling in a trial; and how literature can shed light on the limits of law and public policy. 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.

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Subject Area

Law

Geographic Region

Middle Atlantic

University or College

Cornell University

Funding Status

Private

Endowment (according to NACUBO's U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20) ($1,000)

7218688

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

71522

Course Title

Law and Literature

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)

PhD English

Position of Instructor(s)

Associate Professor of English

Academic Year(s) Active

2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2022/23

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