Representations of Justice

by Antoine Masson (Volume editor) Kevin O'Connor (Volume editor)
©2007 Conference proceedings 346 Pages


The public understanding of law is gleaned from the cultural representation of justice which, in turn, reflects popular culture. Movies, caricatures, portrayal of trials by media or crime fiction shape the image of justice. However these representations play an important role in the legal system itself through the representation of truth as conveyed by litigating parties in their arguments.
Studying how justice is represented in society is thus interesting for citizens who want to understand the popular culture but also for lawyers who want to understand theirs clients’ expectations.
This book explores in a multidisciplinary way the aspects of those representations of justice in their various forms in popular culture and in economics.


ISBN (Softcover)
Öffentlichkeitsarbeit Aufsatzsammlung Popular culture Legal culture Common law Law Economics Civil law Justiz Media studies
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2007. 346 pp., 11 ill.

Biographical notes

Antoine Masson (Volume editor) Kevin O'Connor (Volume editor)

The Editors: Antoine Masson is currently working at the University of Luxembourg and collaborating with the CEPRISCA at the University of Picardie. He has been part-time lecturer at Trinity College and is researcher at HEC-Paris. His topics of interest are in jurisprudence, history of law, European law, legal activism and legal strategies. Kevin O’Connor is a qualified solicitor currently practising as an inhouse counsel with a bank and is based in Dublin. He obtained the degree of Bachelor of Civil Law from University College Dublin in 1975 and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of the Law Society of Ireland in 1977. He also obtained a Diplôme en français juridique through the Law Society of Ireland.


Title: Representations of Justice