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The Death of Law and Literature

Paul J. Heald

University of Illinois College of Law

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.

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Keywords: Law and Literature, Dorfman, Death and the Maiden, rhetoric, Fish, White, Weisberg, transitional justice

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Date posted: May 21, 2009  

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Heald, Paul J., The Death of Law and Literature (May 20, 2009). UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1407698 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1407698

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