Student group brings together music and law

Event with scholars, Spektral Quartet encourages students to explore arts-related careers

The Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet performed at an event hosted by a new student organization, Law Students for the Creative Arts. Photo by Lloyd DeGrane
Mar 8, 2019
Chelsea Kendall

People do not often think of music and law as a pair, but the arts can be an important boon for a lawyer, bringing passion to a field that often relies on dispassionate argument.

This was one of the messages Prof. Martha C. Nussbaum shared at a recent event for a new student group that seeks to help Law School students explore arts-related career opportunities.

“Music is a necessary part of a lawyer’s equipment,” Nussbaum said during the lunch talk, sponsored by Law Students for the Creative Arts, a group of law students who are musicians, artists and music lovers. The event featured a performance by Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet, with commentary by Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics; and Grammy-winning composer Augusta Read Thomas, a University Professor of Composition in the Department of Music and the College.

Student group brings together music and law
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Student group brings together music and law
The goal of the event was to combine the study of music and law in a new way to improve the experience of studying each discipline.