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Law in Literature

A guide to complement the Law in Literature collection housed in the Law Library

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Welcome to the Law in Literature Collection

Law in Literature at Newcastle University is a collection of novels, short stories, graphic novels, poetry, films, plays that all relate to Law.

The collection was built in collaboration with Law School staff and students to help encourage reading for pleasure, broaden literary awareness, and highlight interdisciplinary study. You will find a diverse range of voices and stories within this collection, and a range of themes from human rights to A.I., crime to legal ethics, and more...

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." - Atticus Finch in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.

If you would like to recommend a book or film, or would like to suggest a "Law School Pick", please get in touch.

Explore the Collection

Browse the Collection:

The Law in Literature collection can be found in the Law Library's Reference Room.

Search the Collection:

Take a look at our collection on Library Search.

Law School Picks - Secret Santa

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Law Library Secret Santa!

Come and take a mystery book, issue it to yourself and read something different this holiday!

We also have a Christmas Watchlist on Box of Broadcasts full of Christmas classics and modern festive favourites.

From us all in the Law Library, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!