A top law university in India has introduced a Harry Potter course in a bid to ‘encourage creative thinking’ among its students.
The uni in Bengal has launched the course, called 'An interface between Fantasy Fiction Literature and Law: Special focus on Rowling's Potterverse', in a bid to encourage students to relate real life situations to J.K. Rowling’s book series.
Modules will include the comparison of social and class rights in India with the “enslavement of house-elves and the marginalisation of werewolves” in HP.
Hermione would be so proud.
In fact, the module notes quote one of her most popular sentences: '"Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?" asked Scrimgeour.
"No, I'm not," retorted Hermione. "I'm hoping to do some good in the world!"'
Other topics covered will include Sirius Black’s wrongful imprisonment, the Wizengamot trials and Quidditch rules.
Professor Shouvik Kumar Guha, who designed the course, says it is an “experiment” to “encourage creative thinking.”
“In our current system, we simply tell students the black letter of law,” Mr Guha told the BBC.
"Rowling's universe talks a lot about how legal institutions are failing in some scenarios. Will they [students] be able to apply pre-existing laws to situations that have never come up before?”
This isn't the first time a course based on the bestselling book series has been announced - in 2010 Durham University revealed a module focusing on the 'social, cultural and educational context' of the wizarding world.
It's also the second law school in India to offer a course relating to HP.
See, mum... told you all that knowledge would come in handy one day.