Literature and Legal Problem Solving: Law and Literature as Ethical Discourse

Paul J. Heald (Editor)

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This book is designed to demonstrate how the study of literature can be made relevant to the practice and study of law. Each essay identifies a particular legal problem and then analyzes it in light of specific works of literature. The first essay serves as a paradigm for how literature can help unravel a difficult legal conundrum. Subsequent essays apply the works of a diverse group of authors to tackle issues ranging from the admissibility of "junk science" evidence to the proper scope of liability for sexual misconduct under laws governing seduction.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationDurham
PublisherCarolina Academic Press
Number of pages191
ISBN (Print)978-0-89089-791-1
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


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