Night of January 16th

Ayn Rand is famous for novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, but have you heard of her play, Night of January 16th? This courtroom drama, enlists audience members to play the “jury,” and has different endings depending on which verdict they reach.

In 2011, Hofstra University cast real lawyers for  a run of the play, and hosted post-performance legal discussions.

The law has long been a topic of interest to writers and audiences. If you’re interested in learning more about the law in literature, the Law Library has several items in our collection to help get you started.