RESOURCES

compiled by

Professor Daniel J. Solove

 

 

LITERATURE ABOUT LAW

     A List of Literary Works About Law

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF LAW & LITERATURE SCHOLARSHIP

     Chronological

     About Particular Writers

 

WEBSITES AND ONLINE MATERIALS

     Literature

     Film and Television

     Humanities and Culture

     Trials

 

JOURNALS

 

LAW & HUMANITIES COURSE SYLLABI

 

 

LITERATURE ABOUT LAW

 

A LIST OF LITERARY WORKS ABOUT LAW

This webpage contains a list of works of literature with legal themes.


 

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF LAW & LITERATURE
SCHOLARSHIP

 

CHRONOLOGICAL (early 1980s -- present)

This bibliography consists of of a chronological listing of law and literature scholarship from the early 1980s to the present.  [coming soon]  
 

ABOUT PARTICULAR WRITERS

This bibliography consists of law and literature scholarship about particular writers and their literary works.  

 

WEBSITES AND ONLINE MATERIALS
 

LITERATURE

Law in Popular Culture Collection

The Tarlton Library at Texas Law School contains a terrific set of resources about law, literature, and popular culture. 

It also contains an extensive collection of free online articles about law and literature.

Billy Budd Interactive

This website contains an annotated text of Billy Budd with hyperlinks to explanations of key terms.  It also contains useful background information, such as a guide to allusions in the text, nautical terms, British warships, and more.  It has some good pictures of the warships of the period.  

Google Shakespeare

Google has a searchable online collection of all of Shakespeare's works.  

Law and Humanities Homepage

Professor Christine Corcos of LSU Law School has a great collection of law and literature resources, including bibliographies, links to resources on specific authors, and more.

 

FILM AND TELEVISION

Lawyers and the Legal Process in Movies

Contains a list of movies with legal themes along with brief summaries and useful links.

Picturing Justice

Contains brief articles about law and popular culture by Michael Asimow, Christine Corcos, John Denvir, Shuba Ghosh, and David Papke.

Law in Popular Culture Collection

The Tarlton Library at Texas Law School contains a terrific set of resources about law, literature, and popular culture. 

It contains a bibliography (with several texts available for free online) of scholarly works about law and popular culture, primarily about televison and film.

Law in Film Collection

The Southwestern University Law Library has an extensive list of films with legal themes.

An Annotated List of Law & Film

Professor Christine Corocos (LSU Law School) has an annotated list of films about the law. 

 

HUMANITIES AND CULTURE

Arts & Letters Daily

The Chronicle of Higher Education maintains a website with daily links about literary books and scholarship. 

Political Theory Daily Review

This blog Alfredo Perez has a daily dose of dozens of links to articles about a wide range of political and humanities topics.  

 

TRIALS

Famous Trials

Professor Douglas Linder of UMKC School of Law has fascinating detailed descriptions of famous trials, with pictures, bibliographies, and useful links.  Some of the trials include: Socrates, Thomas More, John Peter Zenger, Lizzie Borden, Oscar Wilde, Leopold and Loeb, Nuremberg, Scottsboro, O.J. Simpson, and more.

 

JOURNALS
 

LAW & LITERATURE

Main Page

Archives

 

YALE JOURNAL OF LAW & THE HUMANITIES

Main Page

Archives

 

LAW, CULTURE, AND THE HUMANITIES

Main Page

Archives

 

LAW & HUMANITIES COURSE SYLLABI

 

 

Law School Courses

 

E. Perry Hodges

Indiana Law School

Law & Literature

Spring 2006

 

Daniel J. Solove

GW Law School

Law & Literature

Spring 2006

 

James Boyle

Duke Law School

Law & Literature

Spring 2005

 

Dean Catharine Stimpson &

Stephen Gillers

NYU Law School

Law & Literature

Fall 2004

 

Patricia Anne Wise

U. Toledo Law School

Law & Literature

Spring 2006

 

Mary Ann McGrail

George Mason Law School

Law & Literature

Fall 2005

 

Norman Stein

University of Alabama Law School

Law & Literature

Fall 2003

 

James Elkins

West Virginia University College of Law

Lawyers & Film

Fall 2005

 

James Elkins

West Virginia University College of Law

Lawyers & Literature

Spring 2006

 

Undergraduate Courses 

 

David Thomas

Michigan University

Law & Literature: The Victorians

Fall 2003

 

Greg Clingham

Bucknell University

Law and Literature, 1689-1832

Spring 2003

 

Julie Van Camp

California State University, Long Beach

Law, Philosophy, and the Humanities

Fall 2005

 

Chris Suggs

John Jay College/CUNY 

African American Literature and American Law

 

   

 

 

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