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Lawyers and Literature, West Virginia University

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posted on 2022-07-06, 16:22 authored by Post Discipline AdminPost Discipline Admin
A course of literary readings (emphasizing fiction and novels) that involve lawyers and focus on the theme of reflection and introspection. 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

South Atlantic

University or College

West Virginia University

Funding Status

Public

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)

611336

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

24714; 41058

Course Title

Lawyers and Literature

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)

LLM, JD

Position of Instructor(s)

Professor of Law Emeritus, Visting Professor of Law

Academic Year(s) Active

2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22

Course Enrolment

22

Primary Works on Reading List

J.S. Marcus, Centaurs; selected stories in Lowell B. Komie, The Legal Fiction of Lowell B. Komie; Margaret Atwood, Weight; Rebecca Meacham, Let’s Do; Cynthia Ozick, Puttermesser: Her Work History, Her Ancestry, Her Afterlife; selected lawyer stories in John William Corrington, The Collected Stories of John William Corrington; Leslie Hall Pinder, On Double Tracks; Herman Melville, Bartleby, the Scrivener; Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych; and selected poetry in James Clarke, The Juried Heart.

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