"What are the consequences when law's stories and images migrate from the courtroom to the court of public opinion and from movie, television and computer screens back to electronic monitors inside the courtroom itself? What happens when lawyers and public relations experts market notorious legal cases and controversial policy issues as if they were just another commodity? What is the appropriate relationship between law and digital culture in virtual worlds on the Internet? In addressing these cutting edge issues, the essays in this volume shed new light on the current status and future fate of law, truth and justice in our time."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2006 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
part PART I LAW IN POPULAR CULTURE chapter 1 Lawrence M. Friedman (1989), 'Law, Lawyers, and Popular Culture', Yale Law Journal, 98, pp. 1579-606 chapter 2 Norman Rosenberg (2001), 'Looking for Law in All the Old Traces: The Movies of Classical Hollywood, the Law, and the Case(s) of Film Noir', University of California Los Angeles Law Review, 48, pp. 1443-71. chapter 3 Ratna Kapur(2001), 'Postcolonial Erotic Disruptions: Legal Narratives of Culture, Sex, and Nation in India', Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, 10, pp. 333-84. chapter 4 Austin Sarat (1999-2000), 'Living in a Copernican Universe: Law and Fatherhood in a part PART II POPULAR CULTURE IN LAW chapter 5 Philip N. Meyer (1994), ' chapter 6 Richard K. Sherwin (1994), 'Law Frames: Historical Truth and Narrative Necessity in a Criminal Case', Stanford Law Review, 47, pp. 39-83. chapter 7 Sheila T. Murphy (1998), 'The Impact of Factual Versus Fictional Media Portrayals on Cultural Stereotypes', The Annals of the American Academy, 560, pp. 165-78. chapter 8 Steven Lubet (2001), 'Slap Leather! Legal Culture, Wild Bill Hickok, and the Gunslinger Myth', University of California Los Angeles Law Review, 48, pp. 1545-55. part PART III LAW AS COMMODITY chapter 9 Douglas S. Reed (1999), 'A New Constitutional Regime: The Juridico-Entertainment Complex', paper presented at the Law and Society Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, pp. 1-16. chapter 10 Susanne A. Roschwalb and Richard A. Stack (1992), 'Litigation Public Relations', Communications and the Law, 14, pp. 3-23. chapter 11 Marc Galanter (1998), 'An Oil Strike in Hell: Contemporary Legends about the Civil Justice System', Arizona Law Review, 40, pp. 717-52. chapter 12 Daniel M. Filler (2002), 'From Law to Content in the New Media Marketplace', California Law Review, 90, pp. 1739-74. part PART IV LAW IN CYBERSPACE chapter 13 F. Gregory Lastowka and Dan Hunter (2004), 'The Laws of the Virtual Worlds', California Law Review, 92, pp. 1-73. chapter 14 Jack M. Balkin (2004), 'Digital Speech and Democratic Culture: A Theory of Freedom of Expression for the Information Society', New York University Law Review, 79, pp. 1-58. part PART V POPULAR CULTURE AND LAW IN THEORY chapter 15 Christopher J. Buccafuseo (2004), 'Gaining/Losing Perspective on the Law, or Keeping Visual Evidence in Perspective', University of Miami Law Review, 58, pp. 609-51. chapter 16 Anthony Chase (1986), 'Toward A Legal Theory of Popular Culture', Wisconsin Law Review, 3, pp. 527-69.