The Death of Law and Literature

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Thirty years after the publication of James B. White's iconic THE LEGAL IMAGINATION, Law & Literature scholarship has gained no traction in the practice of law. This essay, prompted by a session of teaching Ariel Dorfman's DEATH AND THE MAIDEN to federal judges, explains why our scholarship has no impact, but fiction itself is very influential.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-28
Number of pages9
JournalThe Comparatist
StatePublished - 2009


  • Law and literature
  • Dorfman
  • Death and the Maiden
  • rhetoric
  • Fish
  • White
  • Weisberg
  • transitional justice


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