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Legal fiction (Literature) (Genre/Form Term)

Preferred form: Legal fiction (Literature)
Used for/see from:
  • Courtroom fiction
  • Law fiction (Literature)
  • Lawyer fiction
  • Legal thrillers (Fiction)
  • Trial fiction
See also:

Herald, 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)

Fiction that features the practice of law.