Photos: Law and literature

May 3, 2012 5:41 AM

Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano

Noted authors and attorneys presented a panel discussion on law and public figures in Louisiana fiction as part of the Jurisprudence and Literature course at the Tulane Law School on April 25.

Law and Literature

Discussing the novel All the King’s Men, about former Louisiana Gov. Huey P. Long, are, from left, Jason Berry, author of The Last of the Red Hot Poppas (based on former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards); Tony Dunbar, a 1985 law school graduate and author of the “Tubby Dubonnet” mysteries; Edward Sherman, who holds the W. R. Irby Chair and is the Moise S. Steeg Professor of Law; and attorney Harry Hardin III, a 1971 law school alumnus.

Law and Literature

Sherman, center, greets members of the audience who attended the special session of the course, which was followed by the dedication of the Dean Edward and Alice Sherman Law and Literature Room in John Giffen Weinmann Hall on the uptown campus.

Law and Literature

Members of the audience listen to the special panel as part of the course that Sherman teaches for third-year law students. The course uses works of fiction, rather than strictly legal materials, to explore approaches to jurisprudence and insights into the legal system.

Law and Literature

At the reception following the panel presentation and room dedication, David D. Meyer, center, dean of the Tulane Law School, chats with Marian Mayer Berkett, right, a graduate of the law school class of 1937.

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