Who says that those who study the law can’t also learn from the arts? Colorado Lawyers for the Arts started out in Colorado with the idea that legal education should include the arts. A connection to the arts makes for a better all-around global education and makes those in the legal profession more understanding of the very real human issues they’re dealing with.
While Colorado Lawyers for the Arts may have started out in Colorado with a handful of lawyers, it’s now grown to encompass ideas from anyone who engages in legal studies of any kind. This site’s purpose is to show how legal studies can greatly benefit from artistic study and artistic expression.
For example, a person who studies art that depicts religious ideology can better understand how religion can influence a person’s behavior. In some cases, religious devotion can even lead to criminal behavior, such as with those who commit crimes in the name of their faith. The more you understand this, the better you can serve religious people.
What Types of Information Does This Site Provide?
Our site is not organized based solely on one legal practice area. Rather, the site includes all areas of the law, such as family law, personal injury, criminal, civil, employment, workers compensation, and tax law. These are just a few examples, as any legal information that could be enhanced by an understanding of the arts could be included on this site.
Here are a few examples of the topics we might cover:
- Does listening to certain types of music lead to a life of crime?
- Can creative arts be ordered as a form of substance abuse treatment?
- Should a lawyer listen to rap music to better understand cultural trends?
- How could reading certain classic novels help you become a better lawyer?
- Does graffiti count as art, and what does it say about the person who engages in tagging?
- Could watching Phantom of the Opera help you to better understand the human condition?
- How culturally significant are some artistic practices? How do they influence an individual’s behavior?
- Can painting help a judge make a better decision on a difficult verdict?
Colorado Lawyers for the Arts Believes in the Power of Artistic Expression
Many people don’t fully appreciate the power of art. Creativity and artistic expression should be studied and engaged in, because there is much that can be learned from art about human behavior that can inform legal studies.