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-Christopher Harper,Roy H. Park Distinguished Chair, School of Communications, Ithaca College
"A delightful and insightful book [that] entertains as it instructs."
"Lubet's ability to downplay advocacy techniques while emphasizing the rich context of facts, story, and personalities is superb."
"Steven Lubet—lawyer, teacher, and raconteur—has written a great book. He makes us think about how we can use trials to advance justice—the most important of human pursuits."
-Michael E. Tigar,Professor of Law and Edwin A. Mooers, Sr. Scholar in Law, American University, Washington College of Law
"This excellent set of essays, both scholarly and imaginative, offers a rare bridge between the parallel universes of legal scholarship and courtroom practice. There is no better guide to the enterprise of storytelling in the law than Steve Lubet."
-Marianne Wesson,Professor of Law, University of Chicago
|Introduction: Storytelling Lawyers||1|
|Ch. 1||Biff and Me: Stories That Are Truer Than True||11|
|Ch. 2||Edgardo Mortara: Forbidden Truths||27|
|Ch. 3||John Brown: Political Truth and Consequences||51|
|Ch. 4||Wyatt Earp: Truth and Context||93|
|Ch. 5||Liberty Valance: Truth or Justice||135|
|Ch. 6||Atticus Finch: Race, Class, Gender, and Truth||161|
|Ch. 7||Sheila McGough: The Impossibility of the Whole Truth||183|
|About the Author||219|