Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Difference between Lawyers and Novelists

At the Wisconsin Lawyer (May 2016), lawyer and novelist Michael Bowen writes about the storyline of his legal career. Along the way, he delineates the different roles of lawyers and fiction writers:

For neither novelists nor lawyers are storylines something you just make up. Fiction is a search for truth liberated from the tyranny of fact; law is a search for truth constrained by fact (one hopes). Whether you’re a lawyer or a novelist, when you search for the truth, every once in a while you find it – and then you have to decide what you’re going to do about it.

Intriguing. You can read more here.

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https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/2016/05/the-difference-between-lawyers-and-novelists.html

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