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The Stories of American Law


Robert L. Hayman Jr.


Widener University - School of Law

Nancy Levit


University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law


ON PHILOSOPHY IN AMERICAN LAW, Francis J. Mootz III, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2008
Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-17

Abstract:     
This article discusses empiricism and narrative as the heirs of Legal Realism. It addresses both the legal academy's increasing emphasis on empirical research and the ways in which stories and storytelling are sifting into litigation and legal academic literature.

The article also questions whether there are indicators of narrative truth by looking through the lenses of several recent cases, including Gonzales v. Carhart and Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 10

Keywords: Stories, storytelling, empiricism, narrative, Gonzales v. Carhart, Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, Brown v. Board of Education, Karl Llewellyn, narrative, social science, racial segregation

JEL Classification: J15, J70, J71, J78, K10, K42

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Date posted: October 22, 2007 ; Last revised: February 15, 2008

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Hayman, Robert L. and Levit, Nancy, The Stories of American Law. ON PHILOSOPHY IN AMERICAN LAW, Francis J. Mootz III, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2008; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-17. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1023670

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Robert L. Hayman Jr. (Contact Author)
Widener University - School of Law ( email )
4601 Concord Pike
P.O. Box 7286
Wilmington, DE 19803-0474
United States
Nancy Levit
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law ( email )
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
United States
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