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A look at how the legal world has responded to Harry Potter after 20 years
Please note: This guide was created as part of an exhibit in the Law Library and is NOT regularly updated. Some information may be out of date.

About this Guide

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A temporary exhibit on display in the law library in summer 2017 highlights some of the legal connections to Harry Potter, and this guide supplements that exhibit.

Harry Potter Exhibit


June 26, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the original publication of the first Harry Potter novel by author J. K. Rowling. The series quickly became a hit, and can be related to many fields including copyright law, family law, tort law, legal education, and other legal subjects.

Legal Connections

Over the past 20 years Harry Potter has been used to illustrate legal concepts in many subject areas. A brief selection of articles shows the range of content.

Due Process

Family Law

Legal Education

Tort Law