Legal Fictions


Course Code:
LAW 681M
Law Mandatory P/R/F


This discussion group will look at questions of value and meaning in the lives of lawyers through the window of works of fiction. We will discuss one book each evening. Subject to change, the list includes: Russell Banks, The Sweet Hereafter; Albert Camus, The Fall; James Gould Cozzens, The Possessed; Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilyich; and Scott Turow, Presumed Innocent.nClass meeting dates: To be determined by instructor.nElements used in grading: Class attendance at all sessions and class participation.nDiscussions in Ethical and Professional Values Courses Ranking Form: To apply for this course, students must complete and submit a Ranking Form available on the SLS Registrar's Office website (see Registration and Selection of Classes for Stanford Law Students). See Ranking Form for instructions and submission deadline.

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