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Law 222: Film:Law and Society

(Half unit taught in 1st term)


David Seymour

This course examines the connections between law, film and society. Treating film as a legal text and as a specific medium, the questions of the representations of law will be investigated. This question will be addresses through a combination of the nature of law and legal language, the nature of law and filmic language, along with the historical, social and political context of the film's making and reception. This course is interdisciplinary and is not exhausted by either legal studies or film studies.

Available to final years only


500 film review. 10%
Final Assessment: A diverse range of assessments will be available including 5000 word dissertation (90%), screenplay, a movie (To be decided with the consent of the course convener).

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