Lawyers and Literature

Spring || 2019


2nd Class: January 14. 2019

Monday. January 21. 2019
Martin Luther King's Birthday. No Class.
Reading that Will Get you Started in Preparing for the Course

This week off will be an opportunity to follow-up on the background of the course. The best place to do that is in the Stories in the Education of Lawyers section of the course website. At this point, you might find most relevant: Ch1: Claiming Law School as a Place of Stories (reading this chapter as a prologue to the three chapters (that are, in essesse, a syllabus for the course) in which I try to tell you as much as I can about the course and how it "works": Chapter 5: Stories Take Center Stage Chapter 6: Stories Prod Us to See Our Education and Ourselves in a More Critical Light Chapter 7: Robert, and His Fellow Escape Artists

Monday. January 28. 2019

Lowell Komie Lawyer Stories
"The Skipping Stones"; "The Cornucopia of Julia K.";
"I Am Greenwald, My Father's Son"; "A Commuter's Notes"

Monday. February 4. 2019

Lowell Komie Lawyer Stories-Pt2
"The Balloon of William Fuerst"; "The Honorable Alicia Beauchamp"; "Ash"

Monday. February 11. 2019

Threats: Real and Perceived

Madison Smartt Bell, "Witness" | Maile Meloy, "Tome"
Tobias Wolff, "The Deposition" | Richard Ford, "Puppy"

Monday. February 18. 2019

"Equitable Awards," in Louis Auchincloss, Narcissa and Other Fables
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1983)

"Weight," in Margaret Atwood, Wilderness Tips 163-178
(Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1990)

Instructor's Notes (Margaret Atwood)

"Let's Do," in Rebecca Meacham, Let's Do 63-86 (University of North Texas Press, 2004)
[reprinted, 36 Legal Stud. F. 1 (2013)]

Monday. February 25. 2019

John William Corrington, "Every Act Whatever of Man," 26 Legal Stud. F. 245 (2002)
[online text]

John William Corrington Bio & Bibliography

James R. Elkins, A Great Gift: Reading John William Corrington, 26 Legal Stud. F. 425 (2002)
[online text]

Supplemental Reading (John William Corrington Stories)

"The Actes and Monuments" | "Pleadings"

"Every Act Whatever of Man" | "A Day in Thy Court"

Monday. March 4. 2019

March 11--March 15. 2019
Spring Break

Monday. March 18. 2019

Monday. March 25. 2019

Monday. April 1. 2019

James Clarke, Oblique Verdicts
(Ontario,Canada: Exile Editions, 2017)

James Clarke Instructor's Notes

Strangers to Us All: Lawyers and Poets
Peruse this website created to document the
long history of lawyer poets in America

Monday. April 8. 2019

Charles Dowling Williams, Seasons at West Wind Farm
40 Legal Stud. F. 103-261 (2016

Charles DowlingWilliams, The Green Roar of Zen
42 Legal Stud. F. 1-71 (2018)

Strangers to Us All: Lawyers and Poets
Peruse this website created to document the
long history of lawyer poets in America

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