Editorial Note

Editorial Note

Volume 7 Issue 3-4 ()

Through the field of interdisciplinary studies, scholars have attempted to identify a nexus between the law and other areas of research. This is largely an endeavour which seeks to tangibly connect different aspects of human life and society to that which governs them – the law. This has been exemplified by the rise of ‘law ands’, which in turn has significantly contributed to the manner in which legal research and academia is conducted. This interdisciplinary approach has extended to interpreting the law and legal institutions in light of the most unlikely of themes; this being evidenced by ‘legal history’, ‘law and economics’, ‘film and law’ and the subject of this note, ‘law and literature’. This growing interest in ‘law and’ is premised on the notion that “the legal world is not to be understood on its own terms, but requires the application of some method or substance provided by other disciplines”.1 However, this is distinct from the notion that law, in combination with another discipline, may form the basis for a new discipline altogether. The very basis of interdisciplinary approaches to law rests on the ability of each separate discipline to effectively contribute to the other in academic as well as non-academic circles…

Cite as: NUJS Law Review, Editorial Note, 7 NUJS L. Rev. 1 (2014)