Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Brody Those of you who have been teaching legal writing for some time likely know Professor Susan Brody, who was an LRW pioneer at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  At last week's applied legal storytelling conference, she gave a presentation about using storytelling, particularly film clips, to give voice to those not heard in the official legal record.  She uses this technique to provide context and fuller back stories for her students in her course on feminist legal theory.  In the conference's opening plenary we had been challenged to write a meaningful 6 word story during our time at the conference.  While taking notes as Susan Brody spoke, I found myself circling 6 words she said that pretty much summed up the conference, on many levels: 
"We are ambassadors of social change."  (spl)

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