Law's Stories: Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law

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Yale University Press, 1996 - Forensic oratory - 290 pages
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Contents

Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law
2
The Law as Narrative and Rhetoric
14
Stories in Law
24
The Medium and the Message
37
Leontius Tale
54
Storytelling on Its Own Terms
57
Premises and Pretenses
61
Untold Stories in the Law
84
Some Stories About Confessions and Confessions About Stories
162
Speech Acts in Criminal Cases
165
Legal Rhetoric
176
The Rhetoric of the Judicial Opinion
187
Judicial Opinions as Literature
206
The Reason of Legal Rhetoric and the Rhetoric of Legal Reason
211
Reflections on the Authority of Legal Discourse
225
Laws Stories as Reality and Politics
232

Life Is Not a Dramatic Narrative
99
The SideBar Conference
106
Rhetoric and Result in the Bobby Seale Trial
110
Storytelling Without Fear? Confession in Law and Literature
114
Two Narrative Problems at the Criminal Trial
135
Notes
239
Contributors
279
Index
281
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