2023 – 2024 Law and Literature

6 Sessions

Berkeley Judicial Institute’s virtual law and literature series is smart, engaging and fun; consider joining us as we introduce our virtual 2023-24 law and literature series (6 sessions).

Using great works as text, these programs provide participants the opportunity to reflect on how literature provides insight into contemporary issues. All are welcome to register to participate; we ask those participating to be prepared to discuss the readings during out time together.

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No promises, but we anticipate a lively, honest, and respectful exchange of views!

Professor Julie Empric of Eckerd College, whose facilitation of similar programs has been met with rave reviews, will lead the sessions.

Think of a vibrant book club discussion, and you will have a sense of what we are trying to achieve.

Registration for each session is limited, and you must register separately for each session of interest. Should your plans change, please cancel your registration to provide an opportunity for someone else.

We hope you will join us.


Session 1: Sophocles | Antigone
July 21, 2023

Available to read: Antigone: Fagles’ Translation.

Session 2: Harper Lee | To Kill a Mockingbird
September 15, 2023

Session 3: (1) Shirley Jackson | The Lottery & (2) Ursula K. Le Guin | The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
November 17, 2023

Session 4: Gerald M. Stern | The Buffalo Creek Disaster
January 12, 2024

Session 5: Shakespeare | Julius Caesar
March 15, 2024

Session 6: Robert Bolt | A Man for All Seasons
May 17, 2024