Lawyers and Literature



| Spring | 2018 |

A Note about Use of this Class Assignments page: Assigned readings are marked by the double purple bullets:

Relevant, non-required, readings & web resources, are marked by a single purple bullet:

I have, in an effort to make Lawyers and Literature the most complete course possible, included links or notations for Supplemental Readings that will appear at the end of the assigment and will be marked Supplemental Reading.


"Before the Law" | Thinking About Parables

 Frank Kafka, "Before the Law," in Nahum N. Glatzer (ed.), The Complete Stories and Parables 3-4 (New York: Quality Paperback Book Club, 1971)(Willa Muir & Edwin Muir trans.) [online text]

 Spence: Doors of Risk
[video, 2:57 mins.]

 Kafka, Fragments

 Kafka, "On Parables"

 "Walter Lacklustre" [a parable by John Bonsignore, one of the co-founders of the Department of Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst]

 Three Parables

 Parable of the Treasure: A Classic Hasidic Tale

 "The Blind Men and the Elephant" [John Godfrey Saxe]

 A Final Exam Question

Instructor's Note

A First Note On Writing

Supplemental Reading

In Parables: Teaching Through Parables
John J. Bonsignore, 12 Legal Stud. F. 191 (1988)


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