The course is titled as "An interface between Fantasy Fiction Literature and Law: Special focus on Rowling's Potterverse".
National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) in Kolkata is offering a new course on Harry Potter to encourage students to explore legal aspects of JK Rowling’s fictional world and its many real life lessons. The course is titled as "An interface between Fantasy Fiction Literature and Law: Special focus on Rowling's Potterverse".
Designed for the winter semester by Assistant Professor Shouvik Kumar Guha, the course will be offered as an elective to 4th and 5th year students of the BA LLB (Hons) programme at NUJS. It attempts to serve as a breather from the orthodox law school curriculum.
Guha said, "This course is meant to be more of an experiment. It will take both me and the students out of our comfort zones. In law schools, people get a very specific set of subjects. The curriculum revolves around the hard letter of the law, case laws etc. Given the fact that this course lasts about five years, students also get bored."
"I could have designed the course based on our real political situation but it is not necessary that all my students will share my political leanings," he added.