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Padua University School of Law - Wake Forest School of Law Summer Program in Venice - 2016
Law Literature and Culture (Examples from Italy, and some detours)

Prof. Richard Schneider, Wake Forest University School of Law
Prof. Bernardo Cortese, Padua University School of Law

Venue and time
2016 Joint Summer Program will take place in Venice from July 4 to July 28, 2016, and will be organized on an intensive teaching program basis, at Wake Forest University premises in Casa Artom, Venice

Law, Literature and Culture class
Prof. Schneider of Wake Forest University School of Law will hold interactive lectures on Law, Literature and Culture.
The study of legal themes in great literature can be a significant complement to more traditional classwork in law schools. Students learn to approach traditional problems in non-traditional ways, leading often to better outcomes. Let’s read about how a certain wise woman outsmarted the men in a legal proceeding in the 14th century.  Let’s see why a contract secured by a pound of flesh couldn’t be enforced in the Venice of the 16th century... Law, Literature, and Culture transplanted onto Italian soil will focus on interpretation, analysis, and group discussion of seminal works of literature and how those works can be read in a legal context. The authors we read will include Dante, Boccaccio, Shakespeare, Sciascia, Moravia, Levi.  We will also spend some sessions discussing Italian cinema (e.g., Germi’s Seduced and Abandoned, Bertolucci’s The Conformist). Students will finally take part in Shylock’s mock appeal (Chair: US Supreme Court’s Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg)

Selection Procedure
Applicant should read the applications guidelines, fill-in the application form, sign it and send it in a scanned version, together with their CV to wflaw.summer@giuri.unipd.it

Deadline for applications: June 24th, 2016