Friday, December 28, 2007
Posted by Alan Childress
The Justice Institute for the Legal Profession in Ohio uses studies of the humanities to reconnect lawyers, judges, and teachers to the ideals of law and justice. The group offers a "CLE" in July 2008 that is way more than that, and takes place in Tuscany, Italy -- mainly the "Val d'Orcia valley, arguably the most beautiful region of Tuscany, famous for its hill towns and breathtaking landscapes." Two week-long seminars "explore the relationship between law, justice and culture" and encompass the 'great readings' such as Sophocles' Antigone, Augustine's City of God, and Virgil's The Aeneid, all linked to great modern films.
If you can't go to Italy, consider their 10th Annual Legal Profession Seminar, Oct. 15-18, 2008, in the villas of . . . Newark, Ohio. OK, I know, but this too is not your father's ethics CLE: "Bringing together experienced members of the Ohio bench, bar and academy, we will meet again this fall for an intensive discussion designed to deepen the understanding of legal ethics and professionalism. As we have done in the past, the discussions will center around classic and contemporary 'Great Readings' from literature, history and philosophy."
No word on whether Diane Lane will show at either site.