Literature and the law - EXPeditions

Literature and the law

by Joseph Slaughter
  • Key point 1
    Literature and law are more closely related than many might imagine. For instance, both rely on fictional worlds to create real-world applications.
  • Key point 2
    Law often relies on literary techniques to create legal fictions. For example, corporations have historically been personified as individuals before the law.
  • Key point 3
    In general, understanding literature and literary techniques can help us understand how the law approaches problems.