Trial Films on Trial: Law, Justice, and Popular Culture

Author:   Austin Sarat ,  Jessica Silbey ,  Martha Merrill Umphrey ,  Austin Sarat
Publisher:   The University of Alabama Press
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Pages:   240
Publication Date:   30 April 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Austin Sarat ,  Jessica Silbey ,  Martha Merrill Umphrey ,  Austin Sarat
Publisher:   The University of Alabama Press
Imprint:   The University of Alabama Press
ISBN:  

9780817359294


ISBN 10:   081735929
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   30 April 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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A marvelously generative text which will, I am certain, stand as an important and defining contribution to the field of law and film. --Patricia Ewick, coauthor of The Common Place of Law: Stories from Everyday Life Trial Films on Trial successfully brings together distinguished and emerging scholars to engage important questions about law's representation in film and, fascinatingly, film's law-like logic. --Daniel LaChance, author of Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States


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Austin Sarat is an associate dean of the faculty and the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College. Sarat is the author or editor of more than ninety books, including Imagining Legality: Where Law Meets Popular Culture;Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty; When the State Kills: Capital Punishment and the American Condition; and Something to Believe In: Politics, Professionalism, and Cause Lawyering. Jessica Silbey is a professor of law at Suffolk University Law School and co-director of the Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity. She is the author of The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators, and Everyday Intellectual Property and coeditor of Law and Justice on the Small Screen. Martha Merrill Umphrey is the Bertrand H. Snell 1894 Professor in American Government in the Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought and the director of the Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College. She has coedited more than a dozen books, including Reimagining To Kill a Mockingbird : Family, Community, and the Possibility of Equal Justice under Law.

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