Wednesday, February 27, 2013

DEPICTION OF LEGAL WORLD IN POPULAR CULTURE

A University of Kansas professor has published a book collecting depictions of lawyers, judges and legal professionals in popular culture from one of the format’s golden ages.

Michael Hoeflich, John H. and John M. Kane Distinguished Professor of Law at KU, has published The Law in Postcards & Ephemera 1890-1962. The book collects postcards, holiday cards, cigarette cards and real photo cards he’s collected over a period of 10 years.

“I’m fascinated by the way people view the legal profession,” Hoeflich said. “It’s not as simple as ‘people love their own lawyer but hate all other lawyers.’ The postcards were picked partly for their humor and partly for their design. But I hope lawyers, legal historians and others will give it a look because it does give a representation of attitudes about lawyers throughout history.”

From the University of Kansas news, more at http://news.ku.edu/2013/02/27/book-examines-lawyers-legal-field-popular-culture.

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