The Death of Law and Literature
14 Pages Posted: 21 May 2009
Date Written: May 20, 2009
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.
Keywords: Law and Literature, Dorfman, Death and the Maiden, rhetoric, Fish, White, Weisberg, transitional justice
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