Black Lives, Atticus Finch, and the Ethics of Legal Fictions

A discussion with Professors Katharine Bartlett and Karla Holloway, based on the controversy surrounding the novels Go Set A Watchman and To Kill a Mockingbird. Moderated by Marcus Benning (Black Law Students Association) and Henry Washington (Black Student Alliance), the discussion explores such questions as: Who is Atticus Finch? What does "he" owe us? What, if anything, does the controversial sequel reveal, teach, or reflect about race in our culture and legal system? What, if anything, does it say about the law, ethics, and politics of Black Lives Matter?

Sponsored by the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics, the Program in Public Law, the Duke Council on Race & Ethnicity, the Black Law Students Association and the Black Student Alliance.