The Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC) invites you to a Symposium
Through the Looking Glass: the Framing of Law & Justice through Popular Imagination
Date: Friday 4 July 2014
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: 67.202 – Moot Court
Register: Online by 27 June
Registration is free. Places are limited
· The role of legal storytelling in transforming, mirroring, creating, and sustaining legal consciousness.
· The framing and/or distortion of law within popular images and narratives.
· The transformation of meaning in relation to justice, and/or how justice (dis)connects with law.
· The (de)mystification of law through popular stories.
Keynote Speaker: JESSICA SILBEY
Biography: Jessica Silbey is a law professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Professor Silbey’s scholarly interests and expertise is in the cultural analysis of law, exploring the law beyond its doctrine to the contexts and processes in which legal relations develop and become significant for everyday actors. Professor Silbey has published widely in the field of law and film, exploring how film is used as a legal tool and how it becomes an object of legal analysis in light of its history as a cultural object and art form. She recently co-edited a book about law and television entitled Law and Justice on the Small Screen (2012).
Other presenters: Jason Bainbridge, Penny Crofts, David Papke, William MacNeil, Cassandra Sharp, Kieran Tranter
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, UOW e: email@example.com