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The Law & Popular Culture




2020 Fall

About This Class

This class explores images of law and lawyers as depicted in popular culture, the influences of popular culture upon legal practice, and legal storytelling in popular culture and in law practice. The primary texts are popular movies about legal subjects and readings in a Law and Popular Culture textbook.

The topics include: legal education, lawyers, clients, witnesses, judges, juries and punishment. Films focusing on specific legal subject matters may include: Tort Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Business Law and International Law. Students may write a paper that satisfies their AWR requirement, with the permission of the instructor.

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