*Shylock on Trial: The Appellate Briefs*

by on February 1, 2013 at 2:52 pm in Books, History, Law, The Arts | Permalink

That is the new eBook by Richard Posner and Charles Fried, and I just bought my copy and expect I will be adding it to my Law and Literature syllabus.  The book’s home page is here.

A longer book, edited by Bradin Cormack, Marthua Nussbaum, and Richard Strier will be coming out as well, Shakespeare and the Law, containing this piece among others.

1 Ray Lopez February 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Who said–was in Shakespeare–that a vice becomes virtue when practiced often enough? Retweet from an earlier comment on MR here:jc January 7, 2013 at 10:25 am Posner’s lambasted the justices [mock trial of historical figures] for doing this sort of thing before – http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/03/14/judge-posner-dissents-on-mock-trials/

2 John February 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

With as much as has been written on Law and Econ are you expecting to find anything really new here or just existing theory applied to current cases?

3 celestus February 1, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Hamlet pleads insanity.

4 Enrique February 1, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Instead of awarding specific performance, perhaps Shylock should be entitled to expectation damages

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