Professor Harry Flechtner at the University of Pittsburgh Law School performs a song about the United Nations Conference on International Contracts for the Sale of Goods. While it is not my area of expertise, it strikes me as quite a good song (pun intended). This is not, strictly speaking, a popular cultural representation of the law. Although Prof. Flechtner's song is clever and catchy, it isn't likely to capture the attention of those outside of law circles. It is, however, the kind of song that can be used in the classroom - similar to the Law Lessongs available on my web page. Thank you, Prof. Flechtner for sharing your creativity and providing another valuable and innovative resource for the law classroom.
I feel that the greatest challenge in the undergraduate law classroom is overcoming durable yet misleading impressions of the law created in popular culture. I will post here and invite your comments on:
- Teaching law to undergraduates - Popular culture's images of law, lawyers and the legal system - Using popular culture constructively in the classroom