The following materials were distributed at our first class meeting:
The Instructor's Perspective on Lawyers & Film: James R. Elkins, Reading/Teaching Lawyer Films, 28 Vt. L. Rev. 814 (2004) [on-line text] [For a condensed version of the essay, see Reading Lawyer Films, 25 (1) Les Cahiers de APLIUT (2006)] [on-line text]
The instructor's critique of legal film criticism, see James R. Elkins, Popular Culture, Legal Films, and Legal Film Critics, 40 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 745 (2007) [on-line text]
Note: Significant parts of both the Vermont and Loyola Los Angeles essays are incorporated into the course website.
Theoretical Orientation of the Course: "The Humanistic Approach," in Tim Bywater& Thomas Sobchack, An Introduction to Film Criticism: Major Critical Approaches to Narrative Film 24-47 (New York Longman, 1989)
A Theoretical Perspective & an Argument for What We Can Do with Film: Rebecca Johnson & Ruth Buchanan, Getting the Insider's Story Out: What Popular Film Can Tell Us about Legal Method's Dirty Secrets, 20 Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice 87 (2001)
Wednesday, August 23: "Adam's Rib"