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The PLEA: Learning about Law with The Simpsons

The PLEA: Learning about Law with The Simpsons

Introduction

The Simpsons is arguably the most popular television program ever. For twenty years, its portrayal of contemporary society has been enjoyed by 80 million viewers worldwide. Entire books have been written that examine its views on philosophy, sociology, politics, and religion. However, The Simpsons’ approach to the law is still largely unexplored.This issue of The PLEA explores law-related areas of The Simpsons, and outlines how the law can be better understood through the weekly ordeals of the world’s most famous animated family.

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