DUBLIN, Ireland–LAWFUEL – Legal News Daily–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c49804) has announced the addition of Popular Culture and Law to their offering.
What are the consequences when laws stories and images migrate from the courtroom to the court of public opinion and from movie, television and computer screens back to electronic monitors inside the courtroom itself? What happens when lawyers and public relations experts market notorious legal cases and controversial policy issues as if they were just another commodity? What is the appropriate relationship between law and digital culture in virtual worlds on the Internet? In addressing these cutting edge issues, the essays in this volume shed new light on the current status and future fate of law, truth and justice in our time.
Introductory Essay: Richard K. Sherwin, The interpenetration of popular culture and law. Law In Popular Culture: Lawrence M. Friedman, Law, lawyers, and popular culture
Norman Rosenberg, Looking for law in all the old traces: the movies of classical Hollywood, the law, and the case(s) of Film Noir
Ratna Kapur, Postcolonial erotic disruptions: legal narratives of culture, sex and nation in India
Austin Sarat, Living in a Copernican Universe: law and fatherhood in a Perfect World. Popular Culture In Law: Philip N. Meyer, Desperate for love: cinematic influences upon a defendants closing argument to a jury
Richard K. Sherwin, Law frames: historical truth and narrative necessity in a criminal case
Sheila T. Murphy, The impact of factual versus fictional media portrayals on cultural stereotypes
Steven Lubet, Slap leather! legal culture, Wild Bill Hickok, and the gunslinger myth. Law As Commodity: Douglas S. Reed, A new constitutional regime: the juridico-entertainment complex
Susanne A. Roschwalb and Richard A. Stack, Litigation public relations
Marc Galanter, An oil strike in hell: contemporary legends about the civil justice system
Daniel M. Filler, From law to content in the new media marketplace. Law In Cyberspace: F. Gregory Lastowka and Dan Hunter, The laws of virtual worlds
Jack M. Balkin, Digital speech and democratic culture: a theory of freedom of expression for the information society. Pop Culture And Law In Theory: Christopher J. Buccafusco, Gaining/losing perspective on the law, or keeping visual evidence in perspective
Anthony Chase, Toward a legal theory of popular culture
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