LAWS 3377 Law and Lawyers in Literature (Fall: 2 )
This course will use literary texts and a series of writing exercises to explore the intersections of writing and "righting" (making right, making rights). Among the themes explored will be the nature and process of professional identity formation, the relationship of legal norms to personal values, identity and citizenship, the practice, stance and ethics of a profession in service of others, the experience and texture of justice in relation to individual characteristics and circumstances, and the connection between power, authority and voice. Students will write a series of short papers, make a class presentation, and write one long analytic paper.
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