Law Professor Calls ‘Watchman’ a ‘Novel to Celebrate’

Distinguished Professor of Law Judy Cornett combines her legal expertise with a passion for literature. She was interviewed by the News Sentinel about this week’s release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman and the character of Atticus Finch.

In the article, Cornett says, “(Atticus Finch) is a product of his place and his time. (Lee) removes Atticus Finch from the status of overly idealized idol and places him back into the realm of the human.”