The course aims at allowing students to independently analyse the role of law in films. On successful completion, students will be able to explore the manner in which the law is represented in film, critically analyse and assess this representation for accuracy, as well as evaluate the use of film for legislative reform.
Francisco Maria Gil Fernandes Pereira Coutinho
Weekly - 2
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David A Black, Law in Film: Resonance and Representation, University of Illinois Press, 1999
Ross D Levi, The Celluloid Courtroom: A History of Legal Cinema, Praeger, 2005
Steve Greenfield, Guy Osborn, and Peter Robson (eds), Film and the Law: The Cinema of Justice, Hart, 2010
Luis Berenguer Fuster e Pablo Fernández Carballo-Calero (coord.), Derecho Mercantil e Cine, Aranzadi, 2016
Movie screening is preceded by the framing by the Professor of the relevant legal/cinematographic issues raised in the film and followed by an hour Q & A on those issues with the students.
Reports (max. 1500 words) on legal questions raised in four movies. Attendance in mandatory (0,5 v. penalty for each absence).
The syllabus is consistent with the objectives of the curricular unit since it was designed to address a broad spectrum of legal issues raised in movies.
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