Monday, April 08, 2002

law in popular culture
I was reading through some law review articles online at the Tarlton Law Library of the University of Texas School of Law. There's a great collection there, in their Law in Popular Culture Collection.

One that made me think back to law school was Res Ipsa and Fox Hunting, by Lowell B. Komie. A graduate from Northwestern University School of Law in 1954, Mr. Komie writes about a visit to Law School in 1996, and how the institution is different. He doesn't seem to be happy about some of the changes.

While I'll probably read over a number of other articles in the collection, these titles attracted me: Images of Lawyers and the Three Stooges, and Be Led Not into Temptation: Ethics Lessons from The Rainmaker. If you're not a fan of the stooges, you might be better off skipping over the first. The second makes some insightful points.

The last article that I skimmed through quickly, and will read in more detail asks, and answers the question, "Why should lawyers study popular culture?"

When we started this blog, one of the main reasons was to keep track of the latest legal news, and to think about it enough to write about it. Since we are in Delaware, we also wanted to write about how some legal issues might affect people in Delaware. An article like the last one I pointed to tells us that we can't just focus completely upon the law. The world isn't segregated neatly into little categories.

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