Law and Literature|   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 775 - Law and Literature|

Credits: 2

This course explores the intersection of law and literature, with particular emphasis on the conceptual and cultural transmission of moral and legal concepts through literary and legal texts. Exploring works of moral and political theory, literary works, and legal cases, this course will examine themes such as the rule of law, justice, obedience, authority, power, duty, guilt, punishment and redemption. Readings will include works by Arendt, Kafka, Kleist, Melville, Camus, Plato, Faulkner, and others.

Prerequisites: None

Note: This course qualifies as a perspective course. It does not satisfy the graduation writing requirement.

Basis of Grade: Final examination or paper

Form of Grade: Letter Grade