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Law and Literature Lecture

The Law and Literature Lecture is a tradition that was developed in conjunction with Loyola's "Great Books" Seminar. The "Great Books" Seminar was established to provide an opportunity for law students to discuss law-related literature with the faculty and staff. Opportunities for first-year and upper-level students to become involved in the program range from reading classic to modern works of literature.

This unique lecture series has attracted a distinguished and varied group of speakers. Every year, a literary scholar lectures on a book or article in the field of law and literature. The main lecture usually is followed by a response panel composed of faculty members from the law school and other university departments. The interdisciplinary series offers students, alumni, faculty, and staff a unique perspective on the issues and personalities of the law.

Each year, the Law and Literature Lecture has attracted nationally recognized scholars. Through their lectures, the following scholars have provided a diverse examination of law in literature.

 

24TH ANNUAL LAW & LITERATURE LECTURE SERIES 

 SHAKESPEARE AND THE LAW
HAMLET: JUSTICE IN AN EVIL WORLD
 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 - 5:00 P.M.
PHILIP H. CORBOY LAW CENTER
 POWER ROGERS & SMITH CEREMONIAL COURTROOM, 10TH FLOOR
25 EAST PEARSON STREET
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 

 

The Wall Street Journal has called Writers’ Theatre “the best drama company in the nation.”  Join Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and actors from Writers' Theatre for a remarkable look at select scenes from the world's greatest play, Hamlet. The performance will be followed by a lively dialogue and a reception. 

RSVP to lawandliterature@luc.edu 

Michael Halberstam is the artistic director and founder of Writers’ Theatre, where he has directed over 40 productions. As an actor, he spent two seasons with The Stratford Festival in Ontario and performed with Wisdom Bridge, Court Theatre, and Chicago Shakespeare. He has taught Shakespeare at The Theatre School at DePaul University, and directed at American Theatre Company, Northlight, Peninsula Players, Illinois Shakespeare, Jean Cocteau Repertory, Drury Lane Oakbrook, 59E59 Theatres, Milwaukee Repertory, Chicago Opera Theater, and Ravinia. Halberstam received awards from The Chicago Drama League, The Arts & Business Council, Lawyers for the Creative Arts, and the 2010 Zelda Fichandler Award. He most recently directed A Minister’s Wife at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York, and The Real Thing and Hamlet for Writers’ Theatre

For a list of past Law and Literature performances, please click here

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