Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Lawyers in Literature and Film

How the law and lawyers are portrayed in literature and film is the theme of the 6th Colloquium on Legal Professionalism on March 10 at the University of Toronto Law Faculty.

The event is organized by the Chief Justice of Ontario's Advisory Committee on Professionalism.

The program will tackle topics such as:
  • Law, Lawyers and Judges in Film: The Lawyer as Anti-Hero; Images of Professionalism in Film; (In)visibility of the Courtroom in Film
  • Law, Lawyers and Judges in Literature: "A panel of judges and lawyers, lead by a professor of literature, will discuss the books of law and literature that matter to them and consider what lessons these books offer about professionalism, how the law is practised, and how it ought to be practised"
  • When the Lawyers Knows the Client is Guilty - Legal Ethics and Popular Culture
  • The Courtroom as Theatre, the Judgment as Literature: "Do the methods and practices of literature have anything to offer the profession and the practice of law in the boardroom or in the courtroom? What can literature, practically speaking, offer the law?"

UCLA School of Law Professor Michael Asimow, author of Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies, will give the keynote presentation.

The papers from the previous colloquia are available online.

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