This paper is a requirement for a Law and Literature class over 5 Shakespeare plays. Julius Caesar, Richard II, Henry V, The Merchant of Venice, and Measure for measure. Though this paper is not necessarily about the law, the paper will be submitted to a Law professor and Bluebook Citation is required. I have attached the Designated Topic and Outline I submitted to the professor, but it is perfectly fine not to follow the exact outline if the paper evolves in a different direction. The paper should have a decent mix of fact based research and opinionated commentary. When discussing political and economic structures, do note that the professor is aware my political opinion falls mainly on the libertarian/pro-individual freedom spectrum so please keep that in mind when writing. When referring to the plays please cite where you are referencing and when citing other sources ensure they are sound sources. Bluebook citation required, please have familiarity with this format.