2024 – 2025 Law & Literature

Session 1: Albert Camus | The FallLaw and Literature 2024-2025 banner
July 26, 2024
12:00pm (PT)

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Berkeley Judicial Institute’s virtual law and literature series is smart, engaging, and fun; consider joining us as we introduce our virtual 2024-25 law and literature series. Join for one session or for all six!

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 cameras-on to discuss the readings during our time together.

No promises; 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, leads 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: Albert Camus | The Fall
July 26, 2024

Session 2: Reginald Rose | Twelve Angry Men
September 27, 2024

Session 3: (1) Isabelle Allende | The Judge’s Wife & (2) Zora Neale Hurston| The Conscience of the Court
November 22, 2024

Session 4: Ian McEwan | The Children Act
January 24, 2025

Session 5: Walter Van Tilburg Clark | The Ox-Bow Incident
March 21, 2025

Session 6: Shakespeare | Macbeth
May 30, 2025