The majority of books held by the Bodleian Libraries, in both physical and electronic formats, can be searched via SOLO. On this page you will find recommended books, guidance on how to search for and access print and ebooks, and libraries in the University that might be relevant for your studies and research.
Literature can tell stories of the law and of lawyers, whether to entertain, educate, or make some kind of change. General surveys of where law or lawyers appear in literature are detailed below.
Subject searching in SOLO:
You can find more on law in literature by using these subject headings and limiting your search to 'My exact phrase' in 'in subject'.
Lawyers in literature
Justice in literature
Or (for example)
Human rights in literature
Social justice in literature
There are plenty of novels that use law in their plots, a selection of which are below. There's also plenty of journal articles for further reading on these legal plot points, including such whimsically titled articles as Pride and Prejudice and Proof: Quotidian Factfinding and Rules of Evidence.
If the Bodleian Libraries don't have the print or ebook you are looking for, you can make a recommendation by completing the form below (Oxford Single-Sign On required).
If the Bodleian Libraries don't have the book you are looking for, we may be able to source it through Oxford's inter-library loan service.
There are a number of reasons why the Bodleian Libraries may be unable to provide electronic access to a resource. The ebooks guide explains some of these reasons: