Justice on the Silver Screen, New Class Looks at Courts in Pop Culture

UWM political science associate professor Sara Banesh has just finished up the first semester of her new course. The course, Law Through Popular Culture, examines the portrayal of courts in popular entertainment:

“‘My research area is legitimacy of courts. I’m fascinated by that,’ she said. ‘But when you study legitimacy, one of the interesting things about it is that we don’t really know where it comes from. How does it happen that people have these certain perceptions about courts?’
‘My hypothesis is that it’s the media. It’s films and novels and stories,’ Benesh added.”

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