Law and Literature
Course: LAW 677
Degree: JD Program
Area of Study: Criminal Litigation
Coruse Type: Seminar
This seminar will explore issues related to Criminal Law and Justice by examining literature touching on those subjects. In the process, we will also spend some time considering how various literary and rhetorical techniques influence a piece's effect upon the reader or listener. We will review a variety of kinds of literature, possibly including novels, plays, short stories, poems, and screenplays (through viewing films). We will also read some more traditional legal texts, such as cases, statutes, transcripts, and legal scholarship on related themes. Students will be expected to carefully read each week's material before class and to demonstrate that reading through active participation in class discussion. Students' grades will depend upon class participation and a significant writing project or projects to be determined.(added 11/09)
Credit Hours: Two credit hours.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology565 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661, United States