Cox Legal Fiction Collection

Professor James D. Cox
Professor James D. Cox

The Cox Legal Fiction Collection was established in 1987 by Brainerd Currie Professor of Law James D. Cox, who donated funds he received as the recipient of the Duke Bar Association Distinguished Teaching Award for the library to purchase novels and other fiction involving lawyers or legal themes. Professor Cox continues to provide generous support for this collection.

The Cox Legal Fiction collection is designed to highlight law in popular culture, "in the hope that a fiction collection with some connection to the law may well spark students and others to enjoy a pleasant diversion while rationalizing it as field work." The collection contains current and historical novels with legal themes, as well as scholarly examinations of law and literature. This collection also includes popular films on DVD which feature lawyers as characters or have law-related themes.

The Cox Collection can be located in the Reading Room on Level 3 of the library. View Level 3 map and description