HARRY POTTER. Law and Literature

The Law and Harry Potter

Jeffrey Thomas & Franklin Snyder (eds.)

CarolinaAcademic Press, Durham, N.C., 2010

422 pp.

ISBN-13: 978-1594606458

This volume considers the depiction of law and legal institutions in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels. It contains more than twenty chapters by legal academics from the U.S. and abroad. The chapters are organized in five sections: Legal Traditions and Institutions, Crimes and Punishments, Harry Potter and Identity, the Wizard Economy, and Harry Potter as an Archetype. Some chapters analyze the way law and legal institutions are portrayed, and what these portrayals teach us about concepts such as morality, justice, and difference. Other chapters use examples from the narratives to illustrate or analyze legal issues, such as human rights, actual innocence, and legal pedagogy. The volume is suitable for undergraduate or law school courses, and will be of interest to those Harry Potter fans who also have an interest in law and the legal profession.


What role need law play in a society with magic?/ John Gava & Jeannie Marie Paterson

Bots and gemots : Anglo-Saxon legal references in Harry Potter/ Susan P Liemer

Harry Potter and the half-crazed bureaucracy/ Benjamin H Barton

Moral choice, wizardry, law, and liberty : a classical liberal reading of the role of law in the Harry Potter series/ Andrew P Morriss

Harry Potter and the unforgivable curses/ Aaron Schwabach

Sirius Black : a case study in actual innocence/ Geoffrey Christopher Rapp

The persecution of Tom Riddle : a study in human rights law/ Geoffrey R Watson

Punishment in the Harry Potter novels/ Joel Fishman

Hogwarts, the family, and the state : forging identity and virtue in Harry Potter/ Danaya C Wright

Harry Potter and the development of moral judgment in children/ Wendy N Law & Anna K Teller

Harry Potter and the curse of difference/ Benjanmin Loffredo

When Harry met Martin : imagination, imagery, and the color line/ Benjamin G Davis

Harry Potter and the image of God : how house-elves can help us to understand the dignity of the person/ Alison McMorran Sulentic

Economic growth in the Potterian economy/ Avichai Snir & Daniel Levy

The magic of money and banking/ Eric J Gouvin

Gringotts : the role of banks in Harry Potter’s wizarding world/ Heidi Mandanis Schooner

Harry Potter goes to law school/ Lenora Ledwon

Which spell : learning to think like a wizard/ Mary Beth Beazley

Harry Potter as client in a lawsuit : utilizing the archetypal hero’s journey as part of case strategy/ Ruth Anne Robbins

Who wants to be a muggle? : the diminished legitimacy of law as magic/ Mark Edwin Burge

Agents of the good, servants of evil : Harry Potter and the law of agency/ Daniel S Kleinberger

Professor Dumbledore’s wisdom and advice / Darby Dickerson

Jeffrey Thomasis a professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Franklin Snyder is a professor at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

Vid. tambien, Sobre Derecho y Literatura: Harry Potter, de JK ROWLING,Monday, November 06, 2006


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