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Poetry of the Law: From Chaucer to Present - Alumni is a Course

Poetry of the Law: From Chaucer to Present - Alumni


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1.5 Hours




**Alumni - Give what you want

*ASU Alumni CLE courses are donation based. Please enter the amount you wish to donate in the "promo" field during checkout between $0-$350. Only full dollar amounts are accepted. If you're NOT an ASU alumni, please register through the CLE Catalog

What you'll learn:

The text for this presentation will be the anthology Poetry of the Law, co—edited by Professor David Kader of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the presenter. Dr. Michael Stanford. Participants are asked to read the Introduction to the book and browse the poems included. Our discussion will focus on images of the lawyer in poetry, with particular attention to poems by Geoffrey Chaucer, Ben Jonson, Lord Byron, Carl Sandburg, Yvor Winters, and Martin Espada.


  • How poems record changes in perceptions of lawyers from the Middle Ages to the present
  • How accurately and vividly poems describe the past and present realities of legal practice in the common law tradition
  • Ethic content of poems
  • The evolution of ethics rules due to abuses of the the legal system obsrved or imagined by the poets

Who is this course designed for:

Attorneys, Practioners, and the Public

What you'll receive:

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hour(s) toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0.5 hour(s) of professional responsibility.