The Death of Law and Literature
Paul J. Heald
University of Illinois College of Law; Bournemouth University - Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM)
May 20, 2009
UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-006
Thirty years after the publication of James B. White's iconic THE LEGAL IMAGINATION, Law & Literature scholarship has gained no traction in the practice of law. This essay, prompted by a session of teaching Ariel Dorfman's DEATH AND THE MAIDEN to federal judges, explains why our scholarship has no impact, but fiction itself is very influential.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
Keywords: Law and Literature, Dorfman, Death and the Maiden, rhetoric, Fish, White, Weisberg, transitional justiceworking papers series
Date posted: May 21, 2009
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