BiLD Legal Literature

BiLD is trying to make a bridge between law and literature and this can be termed as ‘Law and Literature Movement in Bangladesh’. The Institute started thinking about these two disciplines as they have many interesting connections. For example, many literary works deal with law as a subject i.e. Koto Ojanare. At the same time, the judicial opinions of several judges have been regarded as having literary merit, such as Lord Denning, Mustafa Kamal, Krishna Iyer and Oliver Wendell Holmes, but there must be others of equal distinction elsewhere. A literary bent helps lawyers argue better and judges articulate better. Critical theory, so central to the study of literature, is also an invaluable tool for the study of law, with both requiring a keenness for detail.