Guthrie Theater CLE
2.0 Elimination of Bias CLE • $200 Tuition
2.0 Elimination of Bias, Video Replay of The Guthrie Theater’s Merchants of Faith: Bias in the Litigation of Religious Beliefs. $200.
Chris Carlson, Esq., President of NarrativePros
Martin Cole, Esq., Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility
Rabbi Barry D. Cytron, Director of the Jay Phillps Center and associate professor of Theology
Andrew Wade, Head of Voice at the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1990-2003
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This 2.0 credit, law and literature styled CLE employs live performance, lecture and discussion to explore the ethical issues facing attorneys when faith is central to litigation.
Guthrie actors read selected scenes from The Merchant of Venice, in which Shakespeare pitted Christian and Jewish faith as central to the litigants’ contract claim. The play is a popular adaptation of the actual 1594 trial of Dr. Roderigo Lopez who stood accused of a treasonous plot to poison Queen Elizabeth I in exchange for 50,000 crowns.
In addition, the course will feature a brief dramatization of selections from the more contemporary Yan v. Gonzales in which an immigration judge and government counsel quiz a Chinese asylum applicant on tenets and trivia of Christianity.
Using each scene as a springboard for discussion and moderated by Chris Carlson, an immigration attorney, this course explores the attorney’s obligation to refrain from discriminating against or harassing a person on the basis of religion.
I really enjoyed this different format and way of educating folks about bias; I too believe art can be more effective in ‘changing our hearts’ regarding our biases than can any court case.