Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Nancy B. Rapoport (UNLV) has posted Where Have All the (Legal) Stories Gone? (My answer: here.) Here is the abstract:
This essay examines whether law schools are doing a good job of teaching the art of storytelling to law students.
From the article:
Every lawyer who wants to explain to the IRS why a particular tax reduction strategy is legitimate is engaging in storytelling.[Fn.12]
Fn.12: And I’m using “storytelling” here, as in the rest of this essay, in its literal sense—as telling a story, not as “lying.” That second meaning is not something that I’d encourage a lawyer to do.