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Lawyering For Social Change: The Power Of The Narrative In Domestic Violence Law Reform, Jane C. Murphy
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The role of the narrative or story in legal discourse has been explored and developed in legal scholarship over the last several years. The goals of the various calls for more storytelling in the legal context vary. They generally relate, however, to a desire to move away from exclusive reliance on abstract legal argumentation to persuade. The goals of ‘storytellers‘ are also linked to furthering an understanding of the dynamics of oppression based on race or gender, or both.
The judicial and legislative processes have always included a narrative component. Clinical legal scholarship has also explored the critical role of …