Law s StoriesLaw s Stories

law's narrative arenas , the criminal prosecution most fully engages the public's narrative desires and the ... Examining law as narrative and rhetoric can mean many different things : examining the relation between stories and legal ...

Author: Peter Brooks

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300074905


Page: 304

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The law is full of stories, ranging from the competing narratives presented at trials to the Olympian historical narratives set forth in Supreme Court opinions. How those stories are told and listened to makes a crucial difference to those whose lives are reworked in legal storytelling. The public at large has increasingly been drawn to law as an area where vivid human stories are played out with distinctively high stakes. And scholars in several fields have recently come to recognize that law's stories need to be studied critically. This notable volume--inspired by a symposium held at Yale Law School--brings together an exceptional group of well-known figures in law and literary studies to take a probing look at how and why stories are told in the law and how they are constructed and made effective. Why is it that some stories--confessions, victim impact statements--can be excluded from decisionmakers' hearing? How do judges claim the authority by which they impose certain stories on reality? Law's Stories opens new perspectives on the law, as narrative exchange, performance, explanation. It provides a compelling encounter of law and literature, seen as two wary but necessary interlocutors. Contributors J. M. Balkin Peter Brooks Harlon L. Dalton Alan M. Dershowitz Daniel A. Farber Robert A. Ferguson Paul Gewirtz John Hollander Anthony Kronman Pierre N. Leval Sanford Levinson Catharine MacKinnon Janet Malcolm Martha Minow David N. Rosen Elaine Scarry Louis Michael Seidman Suzanna Sherry Reva B. Siegel Robert Weisberg

EU Law StoriesEU Law Stories

Commentators have criticized the Court for failing to find that Ireland's ban on the distribution of information pertaining to abortion clinics in Great Britain was a violation of the law of the European Union (“EU”).

Author: Fernanda Nicola

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107118898


Page: 661

View: 956

This book retells the multiple stories behind the rulings of the European Court, revealing their context, their history and the legal and non-legal strategies of their actors.

Law StoriesLaw Stories

Introduction : Rita's Case and Other Law Stories Gary Bellow and Martha Minow War stories is the phrase used by academic lawyers to disparage the ways practicing lawyers talk about their experiences . Still much of what matters about ...

Author: Gary Bellow

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472085190


Page: 246

View: 918

Accounts of law problems and the way they were handled, written by the responsible lawyers

Stories of the LawStories of the Law

See for example the articles collected in Peter Brooks and Paul Gewirtz, Law's Stories: Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1996). Peter Brooks, “Narrativity of the Law,” Cardozo Studies in Law and ...

Author: Moshe Simon-Shoshan

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199773734


Page: 304

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Simon-Shoshan examines the neglected genre of rabbinic legal stories, arguing that this genre is crucial to understanding both rabbinic jurisprudence and rabbinic story-telling and challenging traditional distinctions between law and literature.

International Law s Collected StoriesInternational Law s Collected Stories

... interrogates how the play Kapo in Jerusalem expresses the stories, experiences, navigations, and tactics of victims who hurt others. Telling the story that this play tells—a very powerful one, forcefully narrated, of law, judgment, ...

Author: Sofia Stolk

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030588359


Page: 142

View: 695

This edited volume presents a collection of stories that experiment with different ways of looking at international law. By using different literary lenses -namely, storytelling, the novel, the drama, the collage, the self-portrait, and the museum- the authors shed light on elements of international law that usually remain unseen or unheard and expose the limits of what international law can do. We inquire into who the storytellers of international law are, the stages on which they tell their stories, and who are absent in these tales. We present it as a collection: a set of different essays that more or less deal with the same subject matter. Alternatively, we would like to call it a potpourri of stories, since the diversity of topics and approaches is eclectic and unconventional. By placing multiple perspectives alongside each other we aim to compare and contrast, to allow for second thoughts, and to rediscover. In doing so, we engage with the ambiguities of international law’s characters and spaces, and with the worldviews they reflect and worlds they create.

Charles W Chesnutt Stories Novels and Essays LOA 131 Charles W Chesnutt Stories Novels and Essays LOA 131

Some day they will, perhaps, become mere curiosities of jurisprudence; the "black laws" will be bracketed with the "blue laws," and will ... The words "quadroon" and "mestizo" are employed in some of the law books, tho 838 SELECTED ESSAYS.

Author: Charles W. Chesnutt


ISBN: UOM:49015002596998


Page: 968

View: 278

Offers a selection of the African American novelist's fiction and nonfiction, including a newly researched chonology of the author's life.