Law professor's book to be featured at Phoenix conference

Professor David Kader’s book, Poetry of the Law, will be discussed at the Maricopa County Bar Association’s conference, Literature & the Law. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 30, at the ASU Mercado Building in Phoenix.

The conference will address the practical application of literature to the law, and participants will discuss authors such as Leo Tolstoy, William Shakespeare, CS Lewis, William Faulkner, Beowulf, Franz Kafka, Thomas Hardy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Geoffrey Chaucer and other great literary minds who have discussed themes relevant to the law.

The topics that will be discussed include advocacy, client interviews, negotiations, problem solving, ethics and other areas of practical application of literature to the practice of law.

Early-bird registration is open through  March 23, and tickets are $195 for attorneys and $75 for the general public. Regular registration starts after March 23, when tickets will be $250 for attorneys and $100 for the general public. Tickets are $20 for students with valid IDs. The program will qualify for 7 CLE ethic hours.

Kader teaches in the areas of criminal procedure, torts, state constitutional law and religion and the Constitution. He recently taught a summer course on Religion & Government at the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies at Sarajevo University in Bosnia/Herzogovina, as well as visiting Turkey as part of an Arizona delegation under the auspices of the Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue. He is a faculty affiliate in the ASU Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict.