Law In Literature - Legal Themes In Short Stories / Edition 1

Law In Literature - Legal Themes In Short Stories / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Villiers Gemmette
     
 

An anthology of classic short stories with legal themes. For pleasure reading or use in legal studies courses.See more details below

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An anthology of classic short stories with legal themes. For pleasure reading or use in legal studies courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878754724
Publisher:
The Buckingham Group
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
470
Sales rank:
1,192,402
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Natural, Divine, and Positive Law3
"God Sees the Truth, but Waits"5
Excerpts from Antigone11
2Obedience to Positive Law15
"Some of Us Had Been Threatening Our Friend Colby"18
"The Bicentennial Man"21
3Equality51
"Harrison Bergeron"54
"The Lynching of Jube Benson"59
4Standards and Presumptions65
"The Corpus Delicti"68
"The Benefit of the Doubt"88
5Finding the Truth103
"In A Grove"105
"Story of the Chief of Old Cairo": From The Arabian Nights112
6The Jury System113
"Beyond Any Doubt"115
"A Jury of Her Peers"124
7Trial Lawyers in Action141
"Colonel Starbottle for the Plaintiff"144
"Triumph of Justice"164
8The Judicial Process173
"How the Pretty Maid of Portillon Convinced Her Judge"176
"A Wasted Day"181
9Theories of Punishment193
"The Two Drovers"196
"Too Dear!"216
10Capital Punishment221
"In the Penal Colony"224
"The Pit and the Pendulum"244
11The Guilty Conscience255
"The Tell-Tale Heart"258
"The Minister's Black Veil"262
12Justice273
"Mateo Falcone"276
"Barn Burning"285
13Juvenile Delinquency301
"Hard to Be Good"304
"Paul's Case"321
14Murderers337
"Sicilian Honor"340
"Han's Crime"346
15The Mens Rea355
"The Catbird Seat"358
"The Animus Furandi"365
16Defenses of Necessity and Passion377
"Rosalie Prudent"380
"The Assassin"383
17Property Concepts389
"How Much Land Does a Man Need?"392
"Under the Lion's Paw"404
18Contracts and Negotiable Instruments415
"Hippolyte's Claim"418
"The Negotiable Cow"422
19Torts427
"Fardell & Potts: The Reasonable Man"429
"The Most Outrageous Consequences"433
20Domestic Relations439
"Counsel for Oedipus"442
"Madame Filippa Is Accused of Wronging Her Husband"451
Appendix A: Wigmore's List of Legal Novels453
Appendix B: Weisberg and Kretschman's Expanded List of Law-Related Literary Works457
Appendix C: Fifty Law-Related Films463
Index469

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