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: Carol Steiker (Harvard Law)
Clarence Darrow, Closing Statement in Leopold & Loeb Trial
Kafka, The Judgment