Producing Film as Legal Knowledge

(2012) International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 9, Issue 10, pp. 23-28

8 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2020

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Suzanne Bouclin

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: June 18, 2013

Abstract

The production of a film can be a mode of constituting legal knowledge. I argue specifically that my production of a non-linear, interactive, collaborative and web-based film through the "Korsakow System" (K System) invites alternative understandings of what law is, how we constitute it through interactions, and the ways in which we develop and circulate legal knowledge. I advance a less orthodox perspective of legal knowledge, namely that it is not limited to that which is found in written, state-based, and formal expressions of law. In part one, I provide the methodological and epistemological foundations for this less orthodox conception of law. In part two, I introduce the K System and present a number of its features that render it a compelling study for legal scholars. In part three, I suggest how these features render the K System a metaphor for my non-orthodox understandings of law. Consequently, the K System produces alternative legal knowledge.

Suggested Citation

Bouclin, Suzanne, Producing Film as Legal Knowledge (June 18, 2013). (2012) International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 9, Issue 10, pp. 23-28, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2281067 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2281067

Suzanne Bouclin (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

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Ottawa, K1N 6N5
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