Law and Literature: Portia's Brilliant Legal Strategy

Talk

WHEN September 22, 2011
6:30-8:30pm WHERE Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

In studying law and literature, the works of Sophocles, Shakespeare and Kafka, among others, are considered. Through lessons from the cross-examination in the trial scene from The Merchant of Venice, this lecture discusses how the study of literature can help law students become better lawyers and demonstrates that Portia's brilliant legal strategy may not be what you think.

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