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FIF 237 Law, Lawyers and Literature

Course Description

Did you know that Franz Kafka, Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry Fielding were all trained as lawyers? Did you ever wonder why Charles Dickens, Jonathon Swift and Herman Melville focussed so much of their writing on lawyers and the legal process? Or why we read so many novels about legal bumblers and scammers and so few about "good" lawyers like Harper Lee's Atticus Finch? This course will take a non-technical overview of the various intersections of law and lawyers in western literature -- and will include a look at where Canadian authors, such as legally trained Andrew Pyper and social commentator Margaret Atwood, fit into the mix.


There is a 20% reduced fee for students 65 years of age or older at the time of registration. You must register by phone (403-220-2952) or in person to
receive this discount.

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