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The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

2011

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Winning The Game Of Appellate Musical Shoes: When The Appeals Band Plays, Jump From The Client’S To The Judge’S Shoes To Write The Statement Of Facts Ballad, Laurie A. Lewis Jan 2011

Winning The Game Of Appellate Musical Shoes: When The Appeals Band Plays, Jump From The Client’S To The Judge’S Shoes To Write The Statement Of Facts Ballad, Laurie A. Lewis

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An appellate brief's Statement of Facts is critical to a successful appeal. The client trusts the attorney with his or her story. To fully hear it, the attorney must actively listen and demonstrate empathy in the initial interview. The attorney needs to step into the client's shoes to retell the story at trial. On appeal, however, the attorney needs to step into the appellate judge's shoes. The story must be recast for an audience knowing nothing about the client. It must be interesting, and appeal to the judge's spirit of justice. If the client suffered an ...


Telling Tales In School: Storytelling For Self-Reflection And Pedagogical Improvement In Clinical Legal Education, Faith Mullen Jan 2011

Telling Tales In School: Storytelling For Self-Reflection And Pedagogical Improvement In Clinical Legal Education, Faith Mullen

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In the past twenty years, there has been a surge in legal scholarship that recognizes the value of story in law, and law schools are beginning to tap into the extraordinary power of story. Largely absent from this mix are stories told by law students about their own experiences with the law. The authors used class time formerly devoted to clinic rounds to offer students the opportunity to tell stories about their cases outside the presence of their supervising attorneys. Clinical faculty then compared their own, recorded version of the story of a case with the student’s version. This ...