John Wigmore, Legal fiction, Literary fiction
English Language and Literature | Fiction | Law
Riles relates how John H. Wigmore, professor and Dean of the Northwestern Law School, fanned her interest in legal and literary fiction. Wigmore provided dozens of examples of legal fictions bundled together in the singular, and seemingly straightforward technical device of modern collateral. From this premise, she analyzes the difference between a legal fiction and a literary fiction, and examines the factors that make legal fiction distinctively legal.
Riles, Annelise, "Wigmore's Shadow" (2006). Cornell Law Faculty Publications. Paper 994.
Published in: Triquarterly, vol. 124 (2006).