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Law and Literature, University of the Pacific (McGeorge)

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posted on 2022-07-06, 16:22 authored by Post Discipline AdminPost Discipline Admin
This reading course focuses on the representation of law, lawyers, and legal and ethical issues in world literature. Each seminar participant is required to prepare a presentation on one of the pre-selected ¬literary works and to discuss (i) how the law and lawyers are presented in the work; (ii) what legal, socio-political or ethical problem(s) the work highlights; (iii) how the work resolves the problem(s), if at all; and (iv) how the work might influence a reader’s understanding of the law. Participation in the seminar is limited to ten students, who are expected to choose one of the designated works prior to the beginning of the program. Grading will be based upon the student’s presentation and a short summary paper. 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.


Subject Area


Geographic Region

Middle Atlantic

University or College

University of the Pacific (McGeorge)

Funding Status


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)


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


Course Title

Law and Literature

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)

PhD Philosophy

Position of Instructor(s)

Professor of Law

Academic Year(s) Active

2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22

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