(Dis)illusionment for Young Lawyers

(Dis)illusionment for Young Lawyers

Professor Richard Parker
Spring 2023 reading group
T 1:30pm - 3:30pm
1 classroom credit

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: No Exam

You've heard from or about young lawyers, doctors and other professionals who are "disillusioned."  In the reading group we'll explore this phenomenon "in advance."  We'll do it from an oblique angle by reading three short novels about individuals who are "illusioned" then disillusioned but not professionals: Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Koestler's Darkness at Noon.  The readings up for discussion each week will not be too long.  But we will rely on each member of the group to do the reading  carefully and participate actively in discussions.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: TBD.

Subject Areas: Disciplinary Perspectives & Law, Legal Profession, Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Procedure & Practice