Lawyers and Literature
Spring || 2018
Monday. January 8. 2018: First Class
1st Class Assignment -- Pt2
We gave parables only a cursory look in our first class session. During this no class I hope you will take another look at the parables I handed out (all of which are found on the 1st class assigment part of the course website) and the Instructor's Note for this Assignment
Monday. January 15. 2018: 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: Our Work with Stories Chapter 7: A Conversation about Lawyers & Literature Continues
Monday. January 22. 2018
Law School Stories
J.S. Marcus, "Centaurs"; Lowell B. Komie, "The Interview" & "Ice Horse"
Monday. January 29. 2018
Lowell Komie Stories
"The Skipping Stones"; "The Cornucopia of Julia K."; "I Am Greenwald, My Father's Son"; "A Commuter's Notes"
Monday. February 5. 2018
Another Installment of Lowell Komie Stories
"The Balloon of William Fuerst"; "The Honorable Alicia Beauchamp"; "Ash"
Monday. February 12. 2018
Richard Ford, "Puppy,"; Madison Smartt Bell, "Witness,"
Maile Meloy, "Tome," Tobias Wolff, ""The Deposition"
Monday. February 19. 2018
Guest Lecturer: Deirdre Purdy. For Purdy's visit, read: Deirdre PurdyŚ1997 Student Paper for Lawyers and Literature
Monday. February 26. 2018
John William Corrington, "Every Act Whatever of Man" [online text] & "The Actes and Monuments" [online text] [Instructor's Note] Corrington Supplemental Reading: James R. Elkins, A Great Gift: Reading John William Corrington, 26 Legal Stud. F. 425 (2002) [online text of the essay]
Monday, March 5. 2018
"Weight," in Margaret Atwood, Wilderness Tips 163-178 (New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1990)
"Puttermesser: Her Work History Her Ancestry, Her Afterlife," in Cynthia Ozick,
Levitation: Five Fictions (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982);
"Let's Do," in Rebecca Meacham, Let's Do 63-86 (Denton, Texas: University of North Texas Press, 2004) [reprinted, 36 Legal Stud. F. 1 (2013)]
Monday, March 12. 2018: Spring Break
Monday, March 19. 2018Monday, April 2. 2018
Leslie Hall Pinder, On Double Tracks [assignment note]
Monday, April 9. 2018
James Clarke, Marginal Notes, 40 Legal Stud. F. 35-97 (2016)
James Clarke, Fugitive Light, 34 Legal Stud. F. 1-89 (2015) (Suppl. 1)
James R. Elkins & James Clarke, "Old Wine | New Skins," 39 Legal Stud. F. 115-135 (2015)
[James Clarke: Instructor's Note]
Monday, April 16. 2018
An informal session to talk about writing the course.
See: Writing the Course: Instructor's Notes