Professor James R. Elkins
college of law
west virginia university
fall || 2013

 

the course

narrative & storytelling in film

telling film stories: screenwriting

character arc

the hero archetype

film genres

supplemental readings

 

course films

Adam's Rib Anatomy of a Murder

The Verdict Class Action A Civil Action

The Sweet Hereafter Nuts And Justice for All

To Kill a Mockingbird Music Box

The Castle Philadelphia The Last Wave

misc. resources


theory academic disciplines

women lawyers and film

previews of lawyer/legal films

jurisprudence and film

film journals links


instructor's film writings


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]

For a critique of legal film critics, see James R. Elkins, Popular Culture, Legal Films, and Legal Film Critics, 40 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 745 (2007)[on-line text]

[Note: The Vermont Law Review and Loyola-Los Angeles Law Review articles have been revised and incorporated into the course website.]

Professor James R. Elkins
college of law || west virginia university