New in LPOP
Feel free to check out the new additions to the IIT Chicago-Kent Law Library's Law in Popular Culture Collection (LPOP), located on the 9th floor behind the circulation desk.
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Law and Popular Culture
How do movies or television shows affect how the average American views and understands the legal system? Conversely, how has pop culture changed the way lawyers structure and present arguments?
Research into the intersection between law and popular culture--not only the way the law is perceived but also how lawyers are perceived--is increasingly important in an age where Americans are both watching more TV and movies and filing more lawsuits. This guide provides books and articles useful in researching law and popular culture, as well as resources to find other related information.
Popular culture materials can also be effective tools in the classroom. For example, a law professor might show My Cousin Vinny in class to demonstrate courtroom procedure, including voir dire, cross-examination and trial strategy. The Library houses movies, including all 25 of ABA Journal's Greatest Legal Movies, and popular books written by lawyers or about the law, in the special Law in Popular Collection on the 9th floor. Check them out!
Other Useful LPOP Guides
Other law libraries have published useful guides to researching law and popular culture. Take a look at the following websites for more information.