Duquesne Law Review


Law schools offer an array of courses with that all too frequently uninformative word "and" in their titles: Law and Economics; Law and Accounting;, Law and Religion; Law and Literature. I doubt that any common meaning can be found for that little word "and" which would adequately describe the entire menu of courses using it. Instead, it is probable that the meanings concealed in that troublesome word can only be unpacked on a course-by-course basis. For example, does a course in Law and Literature mean that one will be reading in works of literature what has been written about lawyers or does it suggest instead that one will approach the written materials of law through the categories and forms of literary theory and criticism? These are the sorts of matters concealed by that little word "and." Nevertheless, despite these sorts of difficulties I would propose still another entree for that menu of course offerings: LAW & MYTHOLOGY.

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