Prerequisites: RCC*. The class covers a variety of topics in legal literature and film. We will look at examples of law in both literature and film in order to consider a number of questions about the relationship between law and justice, the creation of rule regimes, and the role of courts and trials in a social system. Other issues which may arise in the course of these discussions are race/class/gender and the law, legal ethics, legal education, the adversarial system, the relationship between law and popular culture. Satisfies the perspective elective requirement.