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Legal fiction (Literature)

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Genre/Form termLegal fiction (Literature)
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Variant(s)Courtroom fiction
Law fiction (Literature)
Lawyer fiction
Legal thrillers (Fiction)
Trial fiction
See alsoFiction
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Scope noteFiction that features the practice of law.
Found inHerald, D. Genreflecting, 2006: p. 141 (Legal thrillers are crime stories featuring a lawyer, law student, or judge as the main character. Although they include some detective work, typically these courtroom dramas involve the ingenuity of the attorney in extricating himself or/ herself from a setup or significant legal troubles threatening his or her law firm and personal integrity.)
GSAFD, 2000 (Legal stories: Use for novels that deal with the law, legal procedure, lawyers, judges, etc. UF Courtroom fiction, Courtroom stories.)
LCGFT, Oct. 22, 2014 (Legal films. UF Courtroom films; Law films; Lawyer films; Trial films)