Thursday, March 29, 2012
Friday: CLE seminar for lawyers, others: Literature & The Law Conference - I will be discussing whether Shakespeare is sexist!
The conference will address the practical application of the literature to the law and will discuss authors such as Leo Tolstoy, William Shakespeare, CS Lewis, William Faulkner, Beowulf, Franz Kafka, Thomas Hardy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Chaucer, and other great literary minds who have discussed themes relevant to the law.
This is not a theoretical or academic discussion, the classes and presentations will discuss relevant topics such as advocacy, client interviews, negotiations, problem solving, ethics, and other areas of practical application of the literature to the practice of law.
Date/Time: March 30, 2012 / 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Location: ASU Mercado Building 502 E. Monroe Phoenix, AZ 85004
Early Bird Registration, through March 23:
General Public: $75
Regular Registration (after March 23):
General Public: $100
Students with valid ID:
Early Bird and Regular: $20
See the full agenda here. Register here.
Editor's note: I will be giving a presentation on whether Shakespeare is sexist. Opponents of classic literature, such as the works of William Shakespeare, are using the legal system to keep timeless classics out of our schools. Feminists claim that Shakespeare is sexist, and successfully got a professor fired from Arizona State University for teaching Shakespeare. Shakespeare has also been accused of being anti-Semitic; “The Merchant of Venice” has been removed from many schools. Others accuse Shakespeare of being too “western,” “English” and “white.” Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” was recently censored from the Tucson Unified School District for being racist. Instead of explaining to youth that these classic works were written in a different era, the books are simply banned, often using the legal system to accomplish this.
Posted by Rachel Alexander at Thursday, March 29, 2012