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Saturday, July 31 • 1:00pm - 2:45pm
The Evolution of Legal Storytelling

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Lawyers have used storytelling for some time to get judges’ attention and to further their clients’ cases. But as these techniques have become widespread and accepted as effective methods of legal advocacy and forms of legal reasoning, their use has evolved. Panelists will discuss the evolution of contemporary storytelling and narrative techniques by lawyers and judges alike. In particular, panelists will consider the relationship between the law and the advocate’s ability to tell an effective story, how courts use narrative in decision-making, and whether and how these uses of narrative advance or obscure the search for justice.

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Karen Sneddon

Mercer University School of Law
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Robert Barsky

Professor, Vanderbilt Law School/College
Robert Franklin BarskyProfessor of French, European Studies, and Jewish StudiesProfessor of LawRobert Barsky works at the intersection of humanities and law, with a focus on border crossings. In his newest book, Clamouring for Legal Protection: What the Great Books Teach Us about Vulnerable Migrants (Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury Press, 2021), written while he was a Rockefeller Resident Fellow... Read More →

Sherri Keene

University of Georgetown University Law Center

Jennifer Sheppard

U.S. Air Force Academy

Saturday July 31, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
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