Law and Popular Culture: Five Papers on Alternative Perceptions of Justice

132 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2016

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Jan M. Smits

Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)

Shahar Sverdlov

Maastricht University, Student

Theano Karanikioti

Maastricht University, Students

Katarzyna Kaminska

Maastricht University, Students

Viviane Schilling

Maastricht University, Students

Eve Meurgey

Maastricht University, Students

Date Written: February 1, 2016

Abstract

Law and popular culture is an exciting topic at the intersection of law and humanities. This booklet, the result of a Maastricht Research Based Learning project, contains five papers that reflect upon alternative perceptions of justice in popular culture. The papers deal with the law of surrogacy in soap operas, law and musicals, rights for robots in science fiction, the portrayal of law in Erin Brockovich and an inquiry into the principles of contract law in children’s cinema.

Keywords: Law; popular culture

Suggested Citation

Smits, Jan M. and Sverdlov, Shahar and Karanikioti, Theano and Kaminska, Katarzyna and Schilling, Viviane and Meurgey, Eve, Law and Popular Culture: Five Papers on Alternative Perceptions of Justice (February 1, 2016). Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper 2016/hors serie. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2734079 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2734079

Jan M. Smits (Contact Author)

Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) ( email )

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Shahar Sverdlov

Maastricht University, Student ( email )

Maastricht
Netherlands

Theano Karanikioti

Maastricht University, Students ( email )

Maastricht
Netherlands

Katarzyna Kaminska

Maastricht University, Students ( email )

Maastricht
Netherlands

Viviane Schilling

Maastricht University, Students ( email )

Maastricht
Netherlands

Eve Meurgey

Maastricht University, Students ( email )

Maastricht
Netherlands

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