*Shylock on Trial: The Appellate Briefs*

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.


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/

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?

Hamlet pleads insanity.

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

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