Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Call for Papers
    Session Capacity: 108
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Continental Ballroom 8
    Floor: Ballroom Level
    In the past year, crime documentaries like Serial and Making a Murderer have been spectacularly successful. These programs and others like them have pushed many boundaries, including the boundaries between truth and justice, advocacy and art, and law and fiction. In so doing the diverse programs have suggested a role for critical interventions that interrogate where boundaries collapse and offer analyses of the interrelation between domains. One particularly rich area of inquiry in this context concerns witnessing, confession, and narrative. How do these legal and personal stories get translated from law into media? And how do humanistic devices help us better understand the complications of these narratives as they exist within the legal system. This panel will address the question of evidence, as it exists between the worlds of law and cultural representation, and in particular the ways in which questions about evidence are embedded in related questions about narrative design. 

    Business meeting at program conclusion for the Section on Law and the Humanities.

    Business meeting during Section meal event for the Section on Evidence. 
Session Speakers
Werksman, Jackson, Hathaway & Quinn, LLP

New York University School of Law

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Gonzaga University School of Law
Moderator and Speaker

University of Connecticut School of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

The University of Richmond School of Law

Session Fees
  • [6280] Evidence and Law and the Humanities Joint Program: $0.00