Saturday, November 06, 2010

Law in Popular Culture

If you are looking for resources on how lawyers have been reflected in the popular culture (novels, feature films, comics, humor, television, and more), a good place to begin is with the Law in Popular Culture Collection at the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas at Austin. The goal of the collection is to "provide as broad a picture as possible of the image of the lawyer in the United States and British Commonwealth," as represented by authors from Dickens to Danielle Steele. All of the collection's literary, film, TV, and graphic works either feature a lawyer as a central character or were authored by a lawyer. The collection includes digital full-text "lawyer stories," the history of the legal thriller, and bibliographies useful for research in law and literature and law in popular culture topics.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat