The seminar will study important legal cases in the field of criminal justice alongside some works of literature that appear to deal with the same issues. Focus on reading legal opinions, especially concerning: guilty minds and guilty acts, detection, evidence, confessions, punishment. Attention also to the analysis of narrative and rhetoric in both law and literature.
Guest: Amy Adler (NYU Law)
City of Eirie v. Pap’s, 529 U.S. 277
Miller v. Mitchell, 598 F.3d 139
Cleland, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure