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2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PS 3715 - Law and Popular Culture (CL)

The common notion of the law, judges and the justice system are to a large part shaped by or reflected in the popular media. The novels of John Grisham, the multiple television series, from Perry Mason to Boston Legal, all contribute to the popular perceptions of “The Law.” The history of film, from To Kill a Mockingbird to The Verdict, shape the views of the ordinary citizen. In this course we examine the accuracy of the popular presentation and its impact both positive and negative.