Law and Literature Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0718

Seminar examining the interrelationship of literature and the law. The seminar considers how attorneys may use literary techniques and devices and how literary themes influence the life and practice of the lawyer. It compares approaches of the law and literature to various problems, noting when the human element can properly serve as a tool for the lawyer. Students learn the need for good writing technique in legal documents. Readings come predominantly from poetry, short stories, and drama.
Additional Prerequisite(s): 2.5 average GPA in Lawyering Skills and Values I & II or an undergraduate major (or higher) in Literature