Identity and the Problem of the “Other” in Law | A Reading of Flannery O’Connor's "The Displaced Person"

Event Description

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The law classifies and defines people.  It does so often in ways that may be seen as discriminatory or arbitrary.  This Law and Literature elimination of bias trilogy examines how the  law defines others, such as people of color, immigrants, and those accused of crimes, by using three plays that explore identity and human interaction.  The goal will be to explore how the law and the legal process often reflects societal biases and stereotypes about specific groups of people, or how it makes distinctions based upon assumptions about individuals.  Each one-hour CLE discusses one play or short story which should be read in advance of the program. If you haven’t joined us for a Law & Lit discussion before, register today to see why lawyers rave about these unique seminars.  

During this session, we will discuss Flannery O’Connor's "The Displaced Person". 

Reading materials will be provided to attendees in advance of the program.  Attendees are expected to read the text in advance of the program and come prepared to discuss the material in the context of "the other" within the law.


Professor David Schultz | Distinguished Professor, Hamline University

CLE Credits:

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits | Event Code: 450854


MSBA/HCBA/RCBA Members: $15
Non-Members: $50 
Law Student: Free

Deadline to register: March 15, 2022. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

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Program Manager:
Geen Mui


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Thursday, March 17, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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