Tuesday, June 10, 2008

latest issue of Legal Writing features storytelling

Williams_joe Volume 14 of Legal Writing, the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, is now available online. The issue features a tribute to Joseph Williams by Chris Rideout.  (The photo to the right is of Joe Williams when he received the 2006 Golden Pen Award). 

The issue also features rticles from LWI's 2007 symposium on storytelling (articles in pdf):

  • Ruth Anne Robbins, An Introduction to Applied Storytelling and to This Symposium
  • Brian J. Foley, Applied Legal Storytelling, Politics, and Factual Realism
  • J. Christopher Rideout, Storytelling, Narrative Rationality, and Legal Persuasion
  • James Parry Eyster, Lawyering as Artist: Using Significant Moments and Obtuse Objects to Enhance Advocacy
  • Kenneth D. Chestek, The Plot Thickens: The Appellate Brief as Story
  • Elyse Pepper, The Case for "Thinking Like a Filmmaker": Using Lars von Trier's Dogville as a Model for Writing Statements of Facts
  • Mary Ellen Maatman, Justice Formation from Generation to Generation: Atticus Finch and the Stories Lawyers Tell Their Children
  • Stacy Caplow, Putting the "I" in Wr*t*ng: Drafting an A/Effective Personal Statement to Tell a Winning Refuge Story
  • Patricia Grande Montana, Better Revision: Encouraging Student Writers to See through the Eyes of the Reader

hat tip: Jim Levy

P.S. In case you missed it, here is a link to our post discussing the online publication of Volume 13.



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