Sunday, May 24, 2009

the storytelling aspect of legal writing

New schStoryteller2olarship by Bret Rappaport, Tapping the Human Adaptive Origins of Storytelling by Requiring Legal Writing Students to Read a Novel in Order to Appreciate How Character, Setting, Plot, Theme, and Tone (CSPTT) Are as Important as IRAC, 25 T.M. Cooley L. Rev. 267-302 (2008). 

DePaul adjunct prof Rappaport uses the recent best-seller The Kite Runner to illustrate "how a non-legal novel used as part of a legal-writing class can stimulate the innate legal writer."

I hope to pick up some good ideas for my summer class in persuasive legal writing.


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