Law 2101 Lecture Notes - Canadian Bar Association, Lionel Hutz, Legal Advertising

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Law and popular culture studies the law as a cultural phenomenon. When we broaden our perspective to include various disciplines, we come to understand the cultural life of the law. Law in popular culture popular culture in the law. Representations of the legal profession in popular culture. The law is inherently dramatic: opposing parties, controversial subject matter, popular themes, competing versions of truth, viewing audience becomes the jury. Impressions that tv and movie viewers get about how the legal system works. The intermingling of law and fiction is nothing new. What is new is the extent to which law and popular culture intermingle. The extent to which law and popular culture mingle has an impact on law. Law in popular culture negative representations of lawyers in. Lawyer jokes can tell us what it is about lawyers that inspires so much ill will. Most lawyer jokes focus on the negative thigns lawyers do. They are hired guns & discourage problem-solving.

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