Food for Thought: Before the Law

Our first class included a wide-ranging discussion about Kafka’s parable Before the Law. This short story has inspired thinking about law and society for many years, and it continues to be a point of reference for socio-legal scholarship.

Food for thought: Provide an interpretation of the meaning of Before the Law. Your post should illustrate connections between the themes raised in Kafka’s parable and issues at the intersection of law and society. It should make use of illustrative examples, and it should address the implications of the parable.

Be sure to cite your sources.

Responses to this food for thought question will be accepted until 19:00 on September 11.

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