What Can a Lawyer Learn from Literature?
James Boyd White
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor Law School
Harvard Law Review, Vol. 102, no. 8 (1989): 2014-47
Judge Posner's recent book, Law and Literature: A Misunderstood Relation, has already attracted considerable attention and it is likely to attract even more. The author is a well-known judge, famous for his work in law and economics; in this book he takes the bold step of entering a field very different from that in which he established his reputation; and the book itself both reflects a wide range of reading and contains an enormous number of bibliographical references, all in support of its claim, made in the preface, to be the "first to attempt a general survey and evaluation of the field of law and literature" (p. x). As one expects of Judge Posner, he makes his case with great assiduity and skill.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 34
Keywords: book review
JEL Classification: K00
Date posted: January 23, 2014