Game Stories, 22 Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities 369 (2010)
In any discussion of "Law-And-", the elephant in the room is Law and Economics ("L&E"). Economic analysis has had greater success than any other discipline as a colonizer of legal scholarship. The main contenders, Law and Society and Law and Humanities, are certainly robust in their own rights, but relative to L&E, these approaches are underweight, and their adherents have been known to seethe at the capacity of L&E scholars to smother practically every legal field in sight.
In recent years, a number of L&E scholars have adopted a new tool, game theory, that expands their imperial claims even further. The simplest and best-known games in game theory are typically represented by a set of conventional stories. But that fact—that the games are represented by stories—makes these games a fair target for one branch of Law and Humanities scholarship, namely Law and Literature.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Rose, Carol M., "Game Stories" (2010). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 1728.